If you think the answer is for teachers to carry guns in school, then what are you going to say after you read a newspaper heading like this.
“Teacher carrying gun In school pulls trigger and shoots innocent child.”
What if it is your child? Will you still think it is a good idea for teachers to carry guns in school?
Teachers are educators of children, they are not Marines.
When situations like the recent shootings in Newton, CT occur in classrooms, even if a teacher did have a gun, they are not prepared to kill.
Marines train continuously to defend, and kill when necessary. Marines are not trained to negotiate with someone firing at them or those whom they are defending, they are trained to kill.
Teachers to carry guns in schools is not the answer.
Even if teachers do carry guns in school, I don’t think they would be wearing them on their sides like the Lone Ranger or Matt Dillon.
Therefore, if some crazy busts into their classroom shooting anything in sight, the first target will be the teacher since he knows they have access to a gun. A bullet is faster than any teacher will ever be.
Is enforcing a ban on guns the answer?
Think about how stupid that is. Without even getting into the second amendment argument, it will not work.
Did prohibition work? Nope, today there are bars and liquor stores on just about every corner. Did the drug war work? I don’t think so, illegal drugs are everywhere.
Your assignment should you accept it?
Listen up all you congressional representatives, men and women of politics in Washington. Here’s what I think we should do about this issue of teachers to carry guns in school.
No debates, no arguments just a simple assignment.
You should gather in small groups of four or five down at a small local coffee shop away from all the politics. Keep your mouths shut for a few minutes, enjoy your coffee and listen. Listen to what others are saying about this issue.
Sit on a park bench and listen to the families with children laughing and having fun. Listen to those who are crying over what happened in Newton. Don’t ask questions, just listen.
Sit in a classroom in a back corner with your ears tuned in and listen. No questions, just listen. You just may hear the tiny voices of fallen victims crying. Are they trying to tell you something?
Now, go to a small country church where nobody knows your name and listen. Listen to the pastor; listen to the congregation without asking questions. Sit in a Sunday school class of the smaller innocent children. Listen. No talking.
Sit at the dinner table of a family for Sunday dinner and listen. Listen to their hearts as they open up about our troubled nation.
Now go home and listen to your own family, your own children and grandchildren. Their laughter just may hold a clue to the answer you need.
What is the Answer?
After you have done all this, listen to God for He has your answer.
I’m sure you have your thoughts on this subject so go ahead and post your comments below.