The armed teacher argument is valid. Of course the immediate, knee-jerk argument is WHAT IF THE TEACHERS GO CRAZY?! Well, they can still go crazy on any other day with a pair of scissors, yet I haven't ever heard of it.
Personally, I think an armed police officer or two would be better. At my church we have 2 or 3 armed officers posted at the entrances inside the church.
You're not talking about the banning of "assault weapons." That is a false term created by Holder and his lunatic, like-minded people. An assault weapon is a weapon capable of both automatic and semi-automatic fire. That was the definition until so many people were incorrectly using the term, that society forced the actual definition to be changed to include guns that only fire semi-automatically. What is being talked about is the banning of semi-automatic rifles with things like a pistol-grip, collapsible stock, bayonet lug (I laugh about that one), and removable magazine.
You should all be offended that these people are trying to capitalize on your ignorance to fulfill their agenda. The arguments they use are ALL inaccurate. I believe it was the mayor in Connecticut that said "no one uses these guns to hunt deer;" False. Many, many people use them to hunt deer, hogs, coyotes, squirrels, raccoons, etc, etc, etc. That argument really pisses me off. For one, it's not true. And even if it were true, it doesn't matter. The second amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting rights. It is there as a last check on the government.
Our founding fathers were very intelligent. They were coming from oppression and understood what it meant for the populace to have some power against their government. I don't feel our government means to remove the rights (other than our 2nd amendment) from us right now, but through our own arrogance we focus on the here and now with no thought to the future and the administrations that come and may desire to oppress the people.
For those of you on the fence with this issue, please take some time to familiarize yourself with what the bans actually do (nothing). I'd invite you guys out to the range, but I sold my semi-automatic rifle this summer. They are nothing to be afraid of. What I fear are psychopaths. It doesn't matter what they're armed with.
If I thought for 1 second that if I gave up all my guns and gun rights that it would have stopped what happened or anything in the future I would do it in a heart beat. But that's just not rational thinking. Let's figure out a way to protect our children not make them sitting ducks!
Didley I agree and understand even though it's not a laughing matter sometimes I can't help myself because political thinking is just ridiculous. See I am not a democrat nor am I a republican I am an American!