"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
I'm even willing to give a bit more...I'll only carry a hand gun, no rifle, and I'll keep it concealed even-though that's like telling a Black man not to do anything "black" or a woman not to appear feminine.
Last edited by Jerry; 04-03-13 at 02:06 PM.
There is a easy and low cost solution to this.
Auxiliary police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Licensed Police Officers are already allowed to carry guns on K-12 Schools.
So you give Teachers who want to a $200 a month stipend to become Auxiliary Police.
Five teachers scattered around even a large campus would provide a sufficient "unknown" factor,
to prevent most School shootings, at an added cost of only $9000 per school per year.
No laws have to change, The Teachers could even volunteer for free.
And as once happened to a partner of mine (one of those useless stories from too small a sample size), someone took it away from him. That would create a problem that didn't exist before.
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Sometimes there are fights in high schools and teachers break up those fights. A teacher drawing a gun in that situation and aiming at the students would be ****ed up. Soldiers and police officers actually go through gun and situation training, and some of still improperly respond to situations and kill innocent people.
I am do glad that I am not an educator.
3. And the Lord stood before the Sandhedrin, the One subject to the will of the many 4. Knowing that man was blind to the prophesy of the Word and knowing that this would not end well for him 5. The Lord reached for his Glock 19 with a 30 round clip and rendered the wrath of the Father upon his adversaries 6. For whoever wants to save their life will save it, but whoever loses their life for me will lose it.
Of course, the typical Bible commentary on this package talks about how Christ was an example to mankind that you had to take personal responsibility for your safety, even in a sacred place such at before the Sanhedrin.. that one had to appear strong lest you otherwise appear weak.
Perhaps you have another such passage in mind that supports your assertion (I wouldn't look too hard). I know its a pretty hard for people to grasp the concept that mortal life isn't that important to Christians; its the eternal life that matters. There is nothing ungodly about going to reasonable measures to defend yourself and your family; but there is something very ungodly about being to infatuated with your mortal life and clinging to it at all cost. The idea of going to Church to worship God is about trust building and giving your life to God. Packing heat in the sanctuary is not trusting God. Matthew 16: 24-27 speaks to this...
Church shootings do happen. So what?
The solution to all these shootings is really very simple. On a child's 1st birthday the local, well regulated militia can hand deliver a brand new, shiny Glock with 5 fully loaded 30 round mags. On the child's 5th birthday they will receive a brand new AR-15. problem solved.
I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.