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A Teacher speaks about being armed at school:

Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom
I am an educator. I will not be drafted into an ideological war.
By Victoria Barrett
February 22 at 6:00 AM

...If this student had shown up with a weapon determined to harm us, what would my responsibility have been? Talk? De-escalate? Beg? Run? It seems clear that under any policy that arms teachers, it would be my responsibility to shoot my student dead. This creates more problems than it solves. If I miss or fail to fire, and he murders the other students, can their loved ones sue me? What if my shot ricochets and hurts or kills one of them? What if his gun turns out to be a walkie-talkie, a misidentification that happened outside my campusís library last year, and I shoot my student dead for possession of an unusual electronic device? In these scenarios, some more outlandish than others, teachers become soldiers, and schools become liable when students arenít protected in such circumstances as a shooting.

But legal liability isnít the reason I will never carry a firearm into a classroom. If itís my responsibility to shoot someone to protect 25 others, I will have been drafted unwillingly into an ideological army to protect the rights of some civilians to own and operate military-style weapons. And I will not be conscripted.


Gorka just raised his hand & threatened to hit Mediaite reporter- told him to fuck off & shoved him.

HOLY SHIT. Just now at CPAC, @SebGorka just raised his hand and threatened to hit @Mediaite reporter @calebecarma, then got in his face, told him to fuck off and shoved him.


If we ban one sugary snack, we would have to ban them ALL

I can't tell my 4 year old he can't have m&ms
Because then, I would have to tell him he can't have skittles either
and don't get me started with the 3 musketeers -

that just would be impossible and unfair...to all candy

Mother of slain teacher confronts NRA rep: Why are her son's unalienable rights less important?


Scott Biegel was a geography teacher at Stoneman Douglas High School. He was killed in the mass shooting last week, students reported he was heroically saving their lives when he was gunned down. From CNN:

Kelsey Friend, one of Beigel's students, told CNN in an emotional interview that he was shot outside the classroom door and that he saved her life.

"Mr. Beigel was my hero and he still will forever be my hero. I will never forget the actions that he took for me and for fellow students in the classroom," she said. "I am alive today because of him."

Last night Beigelís mother, Linda Biegel Schulman, somehow found the strength to attend CNNís town hall and confront NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch on national television to ask one very important question: Why was her sonís right to Ďlife, liberty and the pursuit of happinessí less important than that the right to bear arms?

It was a powerful moment and something we should be asking every politician running in 2018 and beyond.

The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, which gave my son the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So I ask you, why are my son's unalienable rights not protected as fiercely as the right to bear arms?


MORE- please listen:

How much did the NRA pay you to tweet THIS, mr. trump?

TRUMP: 6:31 AM - Feb 22, 2018

What many people donít understand, or donít want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots. They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!



the morning after his "listening session," Trump is showering praise on the @NRA.

this has all been a charade for him.


LOL: Look, President Trump is now monogramming his shirts with his IQ!

From Clay Bennett:


Cartoon: Pearl Harbor attacked; FDR tired of Fake News hoaxes saying Japan did it




Luckovich: NRA's new orders for GOP

Rubio exposed.

Rubio: "it is unfortunate" that we've been unable to make progress on the gun issue.



Awesome-Billboard in Paul Ryan's hometown calls him out over lack of action on guns

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