Florida Senate to take School Safety Bill (Armed Teachers) ?

Florida Senate President Joe Negron said Thursday that he supports arming school teachers, endorsing a controversial proposal that has been severely criticized by educators, law enforcement and even U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, the former speaker of the Florida House…

…Negron asserts that there will be training for the teachers. It’s likely to be based on a program created by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who allows teachers who want to be armed to go through specialized training.
They would then be able to carry a concealed gun on K-12 campuses, and only top administrators would know who they are.
“The concept of having teachers who are trained and have appropriate credentials being able to be armed to protect students, I would support that,” said Negron.

Florida Senate president’s support for arming teachers sets up showdown on gun bills | Miami Herald

I am going to assume that the quotes were all obtained before it was known that The School Resource Officer, Deputy Scot Peterson did not go after the shooter inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They should be introduced to the concept of No Duty to Protect and Castle Rock v. Gonzales.

“The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something that, quite frankly, I’m comfortable with,” Rubio said Wednesday during a prime-time nationally televised CNN town hall meeting.

By the way Senator, go check if Jeb Bush had a job for you in his staff. Do not bother with re-election.

“Not on my watch will we ever support the idea of arming teachers with guns in our classrooms,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Twitter. “They are armed with inspiration, they instruct, they lead, and they have a right to do it safely without being the ones tasked with guaranteeing it for everyone else.”

Basically Carvalho is saying his teachers are too stupid to properly manipulate a firearm. I do hope all teachers in Miami-Dade take public transportation because driving is much more complicated than shooting.

Teachers and gun control advocates see a needless risk, from a gun falling into the hands of a student to an educator getting shot by police who mistake a teacher with a gun for a bad guy.
“Just think of how many things that could go wrong with that,” said Kristin Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Worse than 15 kids shot to death by a deranged classmate who was not stopped by either Federal or Local LEOs? That kind of worse?

The Senate bill is 1236 and you can go check it out under “Bill Text.” We expect a flood of bad gun bills to be introduced it in the Senate and the House tomorrow. I’ll try and keep up.



And interesting question and I think we know the answer

Pkonig asked:
I wonder: can that guy be charged, even after “retiring” in a hurry, with dereliction of duty?

(Standard IANAL warning) Criminally? I don’t think so. Castle Rock v. Gonzales.

No Duty to Protect.

And if the Broward Sheriff’s Office is sued, it won’t go far because of the same reason.

But they are gonna have more black eyes that a family of raccoons.

I wonder if anybody has explained this to the Sinead Gonzalez.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office keep adding to the crap pile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced during a Thursday news conference that Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after being suspended without pay.
Israel said he made the decision after reviewing video surveillance and interviewing witnesses, including the deputy himself. The sheriff says Peterson responded to the building where the shooting took place, took up a position outside a door and never went in. When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”

Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in Florida shooting

Not surprised that BSO has lied. First the news was that there was no SRO available. Then it came out that indeed there was an officer, but he was not close enough:

When gunman Nikolas Cruz showed up ready to kill, the lone school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was not in the building that housed freshman.
Instead, School Resource Officer Scott Peterson was elsewhere on the 45-acre campus during the attack that left 17 dead and 16 wounded, Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Friday.

I would be remiss if I also did not point out that the Broward School system is also creating a pile of BS to cover their fannies, but I am aiming at the BSO since Chief Israel was so High Moral Cool Guy in yesterday’s Children’s Crusade Town Hall.

Just a reminder to Sheriff Scott: A former Broward Sheriff also colluded with CNN about guns and a while later ended up as a Federal felon

Hat Tip 

Wanna have fun with a Leftie Poll?

The Young Turks have a poll that needs to be screwed even more with:


I am sure you have seen their video of Election Night. It was beautiful to see them smug, then a little worried, then scared shitless with a final general lost of their collective shit and insulting every minority that voted for Trump.

And just to add to your enjoyment, the head honcho and host of the Young Turks is Cenk Uygur who is an apologist for the Turks (wonder why) and denies the Armenian Genocide.

This was the results when I voted. Let’s keep it like that or better.

This is why the gun debate goes no where

22 Minutes is a Canadian show, sort of their version of The Daily Show.

Here they mock the US for banning Kinder Eggs but not guns.

This is a line of bullshit I have heard for years from anti gun activists who think they are witty.

Ignoring the Constitutional protection of gund and not European chocolates, this crap illustrates a fundamental difference between gun and anti gun people.

Here are the four cardinal rules of gun safety.

1. Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything that you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you have made the decision to shoot.
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

The unofficial 5th rule is: Secure your firearms so that unauthorized persons may not access them.

We drill these into shooters because we know guns are dangerous.  We know guns can kill.  We accept that responsibility when we use them and do our best to use them safely.

Kinder Eggs are chocolate eggs like Cadbury Cream Eggs but instead of liquid diabetes, it is a piece of plastic inside.  They are banned by the FDA because they are a choking hazard.

You do not expect a chocolate to kill a child.  It is not something you expect to be inherently dangerous.   A parent doesn’t hand a child a chocolate thinking “there may be some plastic garbage in there my kid can choke on.” 

A gun is the opposite.  You know a gun I’d inherently dangerous and you don’t hand one to a three year old. 

To equate guns and Kinder Eggs and the dangers of each is as intellectually dishonest as a person can be in this issue.

Mockery of this shows that anti gun people do no accept personal responsibility.   However they are fine with exposing children to unanticipated risk, as long as it’s not a gun. 

This isn’t witty, it’s stupid and shows a complete lack of critical thinking about risk and responsibility.