We Can’t Have Engineers Carrying Guns!

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

Via TTAG, this missive.

As a teacher in Northeast Ohio high schools for over 20 years, a special kind of horror fills me when I hear about bills like HB 99. Here are a few of the reasons why more guns in schools is no solution.

For us teachers, many experiences in our lives are teachable moments. There are lessons to be had in all that happens to us as individuals and as a society. The lessons we choose to learn will determine our actions. Bringing guns into our schools conveys one monumental lesson: that we should deal with violence in our society with greater threats of violence. As students go out into the world, will they take that lesson with them? Who else should carry guns? Doctors? Engineers? Nursing home employees? Is the effective solution to violence just more potential for violence?

Wait.  I’m an engineer and I carry guns!

In fact, I think it’s a grand idea if nursing home employees carried firearms, at least a few of them.  Whom else will defend the residents from home invasion.  Of course, it’s a better arrangement if there were no nursing homes and families took care of their own, but that’s a sticky wicket and very complicated.  I had an aunt with dementia who couldn’t be left alone because she had a propensity to throw hand towels down on hot stove units, so you couldn’t even take a trip to work or the store.


Comments

  1. On December 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm, Kick Ass said:

    Leftists completely ignore the the soothing effect of a firearm in a potentially violent situation.
    Sometimes the mere presence of a gun in the right hands is preventitive; who knows how many times?
    I personally know of 2.
    Who else?

  2. On December 6, 2021 at 11:02 pm, Bill Buppert said:

    I am always amused when the government supremacists have fainting spells over the private ownership of weapons when their entire creed is built on initiated violence and the actual use of force to bring about their statist dystopias.

    Terrorism is the use of violence to achieve political objectives against innocents and non-combatants hence no government on Earth could continue to rule and subjugate absent their threat or use of violence.

  3. On December 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm, Fred said:

    “Is the effective solution to violence just more potential for violence?”

    Ok, I’ll answer his question. It’s a no.

    The effective solution is more actual violence. Potential is for science. Human behavior is different than hard sciences, and requires answers to not just facts, but emotions. So, kill the bad guys, is THE effective solution. Thanks for asking.

    After the flood God made a covenant with every living thing (not just with people interestingly, but for another time). Genesis 9:9-10

    “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.” Genesis 9:5

    As part of that covenant, which has not been rescinded, God established the death penelty. If you take a life, you owe your life. The sin curse from Genesis 3 deepened in many ways under this new global covenant. Violence was made a way of taking sustanance from animals for the first time and the fact of the potential for murder was made plain birthing the need for righteous self defense from beast and from men.

    Western jurisprudence wasn’t based on nothing. It was based upon the clear sin condition in the hearts of men requiring the solutions given by God to deal with it. I don’t like it, you don’t like it, but that doesn’t change our nature to innocence. Only faith in the Christ of God through His blood brings sanctification by the indwelling Holy Spirit. Only Jesus can give you a new heart with new desires full of the love, kindness, gentleness, and charity that abounds in the Kingdom of God.

    “Who else should carry guns? Doctors? Engineers? Nursing home employees?” Yes, yes, and yes. And so should eskimos, indian chiefs, and christians.

  4. On December 7, 2021 at 7:31 am, Russell G. said:

    If you are not acting as a sheepdog in front of your class/room, you’re a poser. The worst of the worst. I’d estimate 95-98% of them. Most so-called teachers (I’ll just lovingly insert professors here, as well) are just acting out a narcissistic power trip on the powerless en route to their next merit pay evaluation.

    Pro tip: CZ-82s fit perfectly in the CD carrier of a laptop bag.

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