Is anyone else tired of people pretending they have an inherent right to “feel” certain things? Like, for example, a right to feel safe?
We don’t expect David Hogg or Emma Gonzalez to support armed teachers. They’re too deep in the pit of “gunz bad!” to look at their shoelaces rationally.
But Cameron Kasky seems to have developed a bit more sense. Despite that, he still felt the need to pen an opinion piece for CNN stating his opposition to armed teachers.
A majority of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission recommended that part of the solution to preventing these horrible mass shootings is arming teachers. That’s right, those commissioners believe that putting guns in the hands of Florida’s underpaid guardians of education is the right way to handle these terrifying situations.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a member of the Marjory Stoneman commission, even said: “In the ideal world, we shouldn’t need anyone on campus with a gun, but that’s not the world we live in today.” He added, “One’s not enough. Two’s not enough. We need multiple people in order to protect the children.”
To be frank, I was shocked that this idea ever became a formalized policy recommendation. As someone who has devoted the weeks and months since tragedy befell my school to gun control efforts and school safety, I can tell you that arming teachers would not make me feel any safer in a classroom setting.
Knighton tries, and succeeds to inject some actual wisdom and reality here. I doubt the Cult of Gun Control member will get it though
I don’t feel safer bobbing in the ocean with a life preserver if I’m terrified of being eaten by a shark, but I am since I’m far more likely to drown. On the same point, while Kasky tries to make an argument against teachers being armed–ones that fall well short of reality since concealed carriers rarely display any of the problems he claims would suddenly exist inside of a school building–it’s one based on unreasonable fears rather than the world as it exists.
Frankly, I don’t care how safe anyone feels. Your feelings aren’t my responsibility. That’s on you