The Onion literally joked about this in 2013:

https://www.theonion.com/nra-calls-for-teachers-to-keep-loaded-gun-pointed-at-cl-1819575763

Republicans are fucking insane. They cannot be trusted.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/374630-gingrich-says-arming-teachers-only-long-term-solution-to-school-shootings

26 thoughts on “The Onion literally joked about this in 2013:

  1. Anything they want to do in a school for security they should have to do in their own workplace for two years first. Arm congress and senate during debate.

    I’m even okay with auto-loading rifles designed for convenient urban and indoor use in this context. With the best tactical sights money can buy.

  2. < ![CDATA[Anything they want to do in a school for security they should have to do in their own workplace for two years first. Arm congress and senate during debate. I'm even okay with auto-loading rifles designed for convenient urban and indoor use in this context. With the best tactical sights money can buy.]]>

  3. Mark Delsing no idea if you got the chance to red this article on not, but one of the points it makes is really interesting – “After decades of anti-union attacks, the liberal-left landscape is largely barren of mass organizations that provide services and leadership opportunities comparable to what the NRA offers.” And after reading a bit more into this, it’s not about the money that NRA donates, but the voting base it commands that centrist / right leaning politicians are afraid to piss off.
    jacobinmag.com – “Blood Money” and Mass Membership

  4. < ![CDATA[Mark Delsing no idea if you got the chance to red this article on not, but one of the points it makes is really interesting - "After decades of anti-union attacks, the liberal-left landscape is largely barren of mass organizations that provide services and leadership opportunities comparable to what the NRA offers." And after reading a bit more into this, it's not about the money that NRA donates, but the voting base it commands that centrist / right leaning politicians are afraid to piss off. jacobinmag.com – “Blood Money” and Mass Membership]]>

  5. < ![CDATA[This is a cowardly suggestion, doesn't go nearly far enough. Why not arm all the students as well? “Here’s your pencil, eraser, and your extra capacity mag for your AR-15. You get that in the gym.”]]>

  6. Radek Drozdalski Good point. They still spend a lot of money, though, as the article also admits.

    I think the (alt-)Right as a whole generally benefits from powerful, well-organized, uh, organizations that the Left simply lacks — as the article states. The Left has no NRA, no Breitbart, no Fox News, no Koch Brothers, etc.

  7. < ![CDATA[Radek Drozdalski Good point. They still spend a lot of money, though, as the article also admits. I think the (alt-)Right as a whole generally benefits from powerful, well-organized, uh, organizations that the Left simply lacks — as the article states. The Left has no NRA, no Breitbart, no Fox News, no Koch Brothers, etc.]]>