Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper claims he can count “on one hand” the number of Colorado teachers who “want to be armed”:
“I’ve probably talked to 1,000 teachers and this was not too long after Columbine happened in 1999, and we discussed those kinds of questions all the time. I can count on one hand the number of people that wanted to be trained and wanted to be carrying handguns or weapons in their schools,” Hickenlooper said at the National Governors Association winter meeting over the weekend.
“So I think if there’s a large number of people that want to take the training and make sure they are fully equipped to do this, anything we can do to make our schools safer I think we should look at, but I don’t think most teachers are going to want anything to do with that,” he added.
Teachers being largely Democrats, that’s probably true.
But if word got out that a “handful” of teachers, principals, janitors and other staff were armed – nobody knows who or where – then suddenly that school becomes a much less enticing target for someone bent on committing mayhem with no consequences.
Not sure when liberals became so bloodthirsty – but deterrence what we’re looking for, here. The mass shooting that never happens is the best kind.
Erin Murphy – DFL bot rom Saitn Paul – declared that:
“Something is going to happen I don’t know if it is going to happen this legislative session,” she said. “I think Minnesotans understand the reach of the buy lobby and the NRA, I am happy to say that I have always gotten an ‘F’ from them and have never taken their money.”
The other DFL candidates for governor, state Rep. Tina Liebling, State Auditor Rebecca Otto and congressman Tim Walz, all are calling for tougher gun control measures, including limits on assault style weapons.
The next time some liberal hamster condescendingly coos “nobody’s coming for your guns”, just play them that video. Or read them House File 3022.
They are coming for your guns. It’s just not politically safe to say so (outside liberal enclaves like the Twin Cities and the WCCO newsroom) yet.