This post will be in two parts. First the straight news.
Grass Roots North Carolina President Paul Valone did an interview with WTVD-11 Raleigh presenting the idea that teachers should be allowed to carry concealed in classrooms. Strangely it’s not the usual hatchet job.
You know my opinion. When the next (and there WILL be a next) mass murderer shows up at a school, I want him to catch a bullet. I don’t particularly care if he catches a bullet from a uniformed police officer, a concealed carrying teacher, or some gang banger who happens to be at the right place at the right time. I want him to eat lead.
Now to the second part. (Rant alert, Language Warnings in effect)
Who the fuck does Rosa Gill think she is talking to? Does she think we are all stupid? How the hell could an armed teacher “add to the chaos” of a school shooting? Let’s look at this logically. We have two options.
Option One, the Rosa Gill option: The mass murdering asshole shows up with a gun and proceeds to mow down children and adults until he runs out of ammo, runs out of targets, or runs out of patience. Total body count limited only by his imagination and his endurance. When the cops show up or he just gets tired of killing he shoots himself. Afterwards the mass media spends weeks telling everyone every single detail of his life turning him into a sick famous anti-hero.
Option Two, the Sane option: Every person who even thinks about mowing down school children has to worry that he might get shot dead before he really gets started. Instead of being free to slaughter with impunity, he has to worry that as soon as he gets started he might get shot. He has to worry that he will die and the only mention he will get is a footnote in the story while the teacher, principal, guidance counselor, or janitor spends a week being a national hero.
Let’s be fucking real here. My gun is a .45ACP Springfield XD. I carry it with 10+1 with a spare 13 round magazine. For those whose math skills are as bad as Rosa Gill’s logic skills, that adds up to 24 rounds. If I was to haul out my pistol and fire every single round and every single round hit and killed a person I still couldn’t kill as many people as that disgusting creature killed in Newton. It is not humanly possible for me to have increased the chaos.
Let’s look at what’s really going on here.
Now, there’s this about cynicism, Sergeant. It’s the universe’s most supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then you’re not some kind of shit for not doing it, and you can lie there and stink to yourself in perfect peace
Miles Vorkosigan, Borders of Infinity, by Lois McMaster Bujold
This is why the Left hates guns with a screaming passion. If you and I can use a gun to make the world a safer place, then so can they. Yet people like Rosa Gill are too scared to take any responsibility for their own safety or for the safety of the children in their class. Rather than confront their own cynicism and cowardice they loudly proclaim that YOU are the problem. They demand that we accept that NOTHING can be done to cover up for the fact that they know in their hearts that THEY are too scared to lift a finger to defend their children.
We know what the Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary did. We know that she paid with her life for our calculated decision to ban her and people like her from carrying a gun. She probably never even thought of it before that fateful day. She might have even been violently against guns. But I want you to imagine that you had the ability to stop time 2 seconds after she realized what was going on in her school. If you had the ability to stop time, offer her a gun, and tell her how to use it against the killer, do you honestly think she would have turned you down? Can you imagine her saying “nope, no guns. I’d prefer that the children died and I die with them?”
UPDATE: Grass Roots North Carolina need financial assistance to keep the fight going for gun rights in North Carolina. If you’d like to help out, here’s the donations and membership link. Tell them you liked Paul’s message.
Second UPDATE: News Channel 14 Carolina follows up with another interview
I like what Paul says at the end.
“We are trying to give educators something better than their bodies to shield students from bullets,”
Damn right we are.