I saw this Tweet from Shannon Watts:
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 17, 2018
First things first:
We need to have a serious discussion in this country about why school shootings are occurring. What is it about current popular culture, parenting, child raising, bureaucratic action, and everything else that I can’t think of that causes kids to go these rampages.
I hear from the gray beards at work how back in the day, they used to leave guns in their cars in the school parking lots if they went hunting before class or shooting after school. So clearly teens having access to guns isn’t the limiting factor here.
I get that Shannon wants you to vote for anti-gun politicians because she is of the intractable cult mindset that if you just banned AR-15’s school shootings will dry up.
Now on to part two:
The article this she is referencing is this:
When Noelle Newton started her career as a counselor a decade ago, back-to-school preparations meant decorating classrooms and reviewing procedures for the after-school pickup line.
But on Wednesday afternoon, she prepped for the start of the new school year by learning how to barricade a classroom door while an “active shooter” — actually another teacher with a nerf gun — tried to force her way in. In the next drill, Newton and the other teachers threw tennis balls, symbolizing staplers or books, to try and stun the mock killer.
“It’s sad, really sad,” said Newton, who works at Marple Newtown’s Loomis Elementary School in Delaware County. But she said she’s glad she’s prepared because the threat of violence is “something that scares me every day.”
From breaking a choke hold to stanching the blood from a gunshot wound, the two-day Teacher Safety Workshop offered up a realistic if unrelentingly grim glimpse into threats increasingly faced by America’s teachers in the post-Parkland era. The workshop drew about 75 educators and was sponsored by Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and state Sen. Tom McGarrigle.
This is the cognitive dissonance I was talking about.
They acknowledge that the threat of school shooters is real. They want combat school shooters by throwing staplers and books, and with choke holds.
They refuse to put more armed people in school. They refuse to let teachers with CCW permits carry in school. They want me to believe that at classroom distance (25 yards) it’s unreasonable to expect someone with a handgun to take on a shooter with an AR-15. Yet, they are going to train to take down the same asshole with an AR-15 with staplers.
It is acceptable to load your school approved self defense weapon with Swingline but not Golden Saber.
They are training to fight with ineffective tools because the effective ones are “bad.”