Friday, October 06, 2006

More Guns? Yes, Please!

In response to the recent rash of school shootings, Wisconsin lawmaker Frank Lasee is planning to introduce legislation that would allow teachers and other school personnel to carry concealed weapons. Lasee says this option would "make our schools safe for our students to learn." His rationale? It works great in Israel and Thailand.

I'm sorry... what?! I shudder to think of some of my high school teachers carrying firearms (no offense if any of you are reading this), much less actually firing them into crowded school halls at would-be teenage gunmen. But let me see if I have this straight: Give more people more guns and less people get shot.

Now, I am not against gun ownership or the use of firearms in general. But this is the kind of backwards thinking that causes more harm than good, no matter how well-intentioned.

Two words, Mr. Lasee: BAD. IDEA.

9 comments:

The Royal said...

I have now just recently decided, that gun ownership is a BAD idea...and I own them. I would gladly give them up...

-mike- said...

I agree with this Royal guy...

van.diesel said...

The Royal... he knows stuff.

The Regular Truitt said...

i wish my name was Royal Truitt

Truitt said...

holy crap…look at the timestamps.

Allie said...

Is his name really Lassee? Anyone named after that wonderpup should no better than this

van.diesel said...

hahahaa... "wonderpup"

Deanna Regina said...

if any of my teachers would have carried a gun they would have shot me...

van.diesel said...

deana - hahaha! hopefully that is saying more about them than you.