Perhaps she is going for a dark horse Fucking Idiot of the Year award?
Or maybe this is one of the emotional scars of having attended a school by the name of Battle Ground High School?
It’s Hard to say. But it’s truly idiotic. Washington state Representative Liz Pike (R-18):
…wants to bring up a bill that would let teachers carry concealed guns in the classroom.
Under Pike’s proposal, teachers at schools like Salmon Creek Elementary could volunteer to go through mental evaluations and week-long gun training at their own expense. They would also buy their own guns to bring into their classes and wear on a belt or in a holster – not in a purse or drawer.
A good way to protect students and teachers? Hmmmm.
You may have read, just last week, about an “incident” in a New Jersey police station:
A shootout broke out in a suburban New Jersey police station on Friday when a 39-year-old man who had been taken into custody attacked a police officer, stealing her gun and shooting her and two other officers before he was killed.
I’ve been told numerous similar stories from my father and step mother, who were both Chicago police officers for most of their working lives. Fortunately, the cops usually win these spontaneous altercations without losing control of their guns. But police officers are rigorously and recurrently trained in self defense, weapons handling, and dealing with aggressive persons.
Teachers? Not so much.
Additionally, teachers work, day in and day out, with a much higher proportion of crazy people than do the cops. By, “crazy people”, I mean most adolescent males who need at least a decade to learn how to handle the new phenomena of being constantly hepped up on sex hormones. And I’m just talking naturally produced stuff….
What we definitely don’t need in schools is to provide impulse-control challenged adolescent males new opportunities to exercise their testosterone-induced aggression instincts with the temptation of a loaded gun for victory! Doing so is a recipe for more gun-related deaths in schools—not fewer.
So, yes…Rep. Liz Pike does gets my vote for the 2012 Fucking Idiot of the Year award.