Guns in North Carolina Classrooms (*Video*)

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.


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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?”

Fuck no.

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.

16 responses to “Guns in North Carolina Classrooms (*Video*)

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  2. Well said!

  3. On the Left, emotionalism always trumps reason.

  4. Increase the chaos?! Well, if chaos is your problem maybe the cops should stay away as well. There are two kinds of lawful use of deadly force: (1) action by office police and (2) action by the armed citizen wielding his 2nd Amendment rights. Many more innocents have been wrongly (and yet lawfully killed) by office police than by armed citizens.

  5. I meant to type “official police”. Sorry.

  6. The Connecticut legal code makes mention of the unorganized militia. That makes it utterly typical of state codes in the US. The unorganized militia failed in Newtown. We should not pass over that fact.

    If we were to treat it like any other fouled up military mission, we’d have some sort of post-mission debrief, an after action report to analyze what went wrong and allow us to adjust and improve things so the next time out, we’d have a better result. This would truly be a national conversation on guns. It just wouldn’t be the conversation the lefties were planning on.

    It would be a practical examination of what the unorganized militia system is. We would go over why we have it in preference to a police state where there’s a cop in every public building and every street corner and why that is a very good idea and will likely remain a good idea in this 3 felony a day world.

    We would ask whether it was the luck of the draw that nobody was armed or whether there was some law that kept this system from functioning properly and we would seek legal changes to improve the protection of our children and heap scorn on the idiots that advocated and passed laws that failed these 26 people so very badly.

    We would also examine whether there’s something wrong with our culture that discourages responsible firearms ownership so that when the inevitable system failure occurs and some lunatic goes on a rampage, the closest responsible gun owner available to stop him is too far away.

    The discussion would do the country good. It would save lives. It would get the moral disapproval of society aimed in the right direction for once. It astonishes me that we do not demand that conversation because we aren’t.

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  8. “Increase the chaos?” I’m tired of this pathetic drivel. I demand a higher quality drivel.

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  10. TM Lucas, Connecticut does have a four company State Militia, two companies of Governor’s Foot Guards, and two companies of Governor’s Horse Guards. Web site shows they’re primarily ceremonial, but no reason they couldn’t expand, re-purpose and perform a Governor’s School Guard mission.

  11. Yep, can’t be increasing the chaos. Nothin’ more peaceful and organized than a row of dead bodies on the floor. Why, if you could guarantee there wouldn’t be any chaos-increasing people coming in the room, maybe you could get the victims to line up in rows to be shot, first… even less chaotic, don’t ya see?

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  13. Well said. Linked from Barking-Moonbat.

  14. Yeah, I wouldn’t count on the good guy getting the first shot, so we’ll probably still lose a couple now and then, but (s)he’s a far sight more likely to get off the last one, so we’ll lose a lot fewer overall. I know that’s why I carry when I can.

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  16. Steve Hill – Read the statute, the unorganized militia is the whole of the people. The CT statute is Chapter 504 Section 27-2 and also 27-13. You’re referring to the same chapter’s Sections 27-6 through 27-10 organized militias.

    I would suggest that the code should probably be updated to explicitly include those older than 45 (old people can shoot too) but that’s up to the people of CT.