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.