I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday, when Looney Gomert came on the teevee and earnestly asserted that if teachers in schools were given assault weapons, “those precious babies wouldn’t have died.”
I very nearly lost it; my throat closed up, my eyes started tearing and I felt a wash of red anger come over me as I repeated what he said – that we should arm teachers! Teachers, in classrooms full of little kids with freaking ASSAULT RIFLES???? OMG. That is literally *the* most insane thing I have ever heard. I wanted to scream.
And yesterday, when I went to the movies – I had the thought “what if a gunman picks *this* theatre for his killing field?”
This is madness. Are we to be afraid everywhere we go? Are our schools going to become armed camps with barbed wire and guard towers – simply because these rightwing Ted-Nugent-worshiping lunatics demand the right to be armed with high powered weapons solely designed to kill people – LOTS of people?? Are we all to be forced to be afraid every time we go to the mall, the grocery store – even a freaking hospital – because somewhere – everywhere – there is unquestionably someone with mental health issues or a burning macho desire to be a vigilante carrying a concealed weapon and an itchy trigger finger??
Our kids are being put through intruder drills at school – where they practice hiding silently so whatever madman with a gun stalking through the halls can’t hear them.
And all because these bloody-minded idiots demand that they have the right to be armed to the freaking teeth and that any sort of regulation is anathema and infringes upon their “freedoms”… Well, Nancy Lanza paid the ultimate price for her prized 2nd Amendment “freedoms” – her mentally ill son killed her with her own guns, and then went on to kill 26 more innocent children and heroic teachers before he killed himself.
Yay for freedom.