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Idiocy 101: Arming Teachers To Stop Mass Shootings In Schools

NRA Stooges like Trump twist Second Amendment meaning


So President Donald Trump now pontificates that he would run into a school building to save students during a mass shooting attack even if he was “unarmed!”

This empty boast is from the same Trump who failed the bravery test during the Vietnam War by dodging the draft -- not for principle but because the poor guy had "bone spurs" on one foot (he can't remember which).

Yes, that braggadocio is on top of other asinine blather from the Oval Office occupant. Trump for example made that boast while taking another shot at the police who failed to rush into that south Florida high school during the Valentine’s Day 2018 massacre that left 17 dead including 14 students.

The unwillingness of armed cops outside that Parkland high school to rush inside to confront an assault rifle firing shooter didn’t stop pseudo Tough Guy Trump from pushing the asinine proposal to arm teachers to help stop mass school shootings.

The Trump who wants to pay teachers to carry guns in schools is the same Trump who wants to slash billions of dollars in federal funding for education.

Arming teachers is a big pay day for gunmakers. It doesn't make America great or safe.Arming teachers is a big pay day for gunmakers. It doesn't make America great or safe.

Since Trump never lets facts stand in the way of his fantasies, he doesn’t care that a study conducted by his hometown police force – - the New York City Police Department –- found police only had an 18 percent success rate in hitting a person they were shooting at if that person was shooting back at them.

That begs the question: In arming teachers, does Trump accept that teachers will almost inevitably accidentally kill a few students while trying to shoot a mass shooter, given the NYPD certified fact that even trained police, who are regularly retrained on shooting guns accurately, have such a poor ‘good shoot’ percentage in shootout situations?

Trump made that pontification about his imagined bravery under fire during remarks to a gathering of governors that included Florida Governor and Trump supporter, Rick Scott – the Republican Florida governor with an A+ rating from the NRA.

In June 2014 the NRA honored Scott for his “strong” support of gun rights. The 2014 NRA press release lavished praise on the governor for the fact that he had “signed more pro-gun bills into law – in one term – than any other governor in Florida history.”

A 2011 NRA-supported law that Scott signed virtually barred Florida doctors and mental health professionals from even mentioning gun safety – a law overturned by federal courts last year. Also last year, President Trump signed a congressionally approved measure that shot down an Obama-era proposal to prevent persons with certain mental illnesses from purchasing guns.

The Florida Department of Children and Families, under Gov. Scott’s control, conducted a Fall 2016 investigation of Nikolas Cruz, the young man arrested for the Parkland Valentine’s Day Massacre.

story | by Dr. Radut