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More on The Preposterous Notion and Alarming Consequences of Arming Teachers

February 24, 2018

I read Diane Ravitch’s post from late yesterday regarding the latest reports from the Sun Sentinal newspaper in Florida that indicate “…several Broward sheriff’s deputies waited outside” the HS where a shooter with an automatic weapon was on a rampage. Why? As Diane Ravitch writes:

The “good guys”with the guns did not even attempt to stop the “bad guy”with an AR-15. They knew they were outgunned and they failed to do their duty….

And therein lies the problem… once a decision is made to arm teachers and/or provide more armed guards the police will quickly note that if the police have only a pistol they will be “outgunned” by the bad guys… and an arms race will ensue. And the NRA’s predictable solution will be: give the teachers and “good guys” better weapons, give them body body armor, and make the schools less inviting targets for “bad guys”….

And here’s the alarming consequence of this reaction: kids who learn to live in a world with surveillance cameras, armed guards, and walls with razor wire will be safe and secure… Big Brother will look after them…

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