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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:55 AM

GOP Rep Suggests Teachers Should Be Armed With Assault Rifles

A Republican Congressman suggested that had the teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary been armed with assault rifles, they could have prevented Friday’s massacre and saved lives.

Appearing on a special Fox News Sunday dedicated to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that an armed teacher or principal could have taken the killer’s “head off before he can kill those precious kids”:

GOHMERT
: Having been a judge and reviewed photographs of these horrific scenes and knowing that children have these defensive wounds, gun shots through their arms and hands as they try to protect themselves, and, hearing the heroic stories of the principal, lunging, trying to protect, Chris, I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands and takes him out and takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids.
Watch it: at link

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/16/1342281/gop-rep-suggests-teachers-should-be-armed-with-assault-rifles/


The stupid burns as does my disgust

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Reply GOP Rep Suggests Teachers Should Be Armed With Assault Rifles (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2012 OP
Brickbat Dec 2012 #1
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #2
COLGATE4 Dec 2012 #18
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #4
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #15
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #5
Igel Dec 2012 #22
DanTex Dec 2012 #6
jsr Dec 2012 #7
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #8
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #9
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #10
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #14
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #19
Jennicut Dec 2012 #11
ElbarDee Dec 2012 #12
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #13
charmay Dec 2012 #16
Skidmore Dec 2012 #17
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #20
jberryhill Dec 2012 #21

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:56 AM

1. He trusts a union thug with a gun?

Interesting.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:58 AM

2. Leave it to Gohmert...

He is, bar none, the DUMBEST member of congress. And, he relishes that fact. I hope he dies before I do, so I can piss and crap on his grave. He's a piece-of-shit of the highest order.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:20 AM

18. He gives just plain old dumbfuckery

a bad name. Vile, nasty and as bright as a box of hammers. But his 'constituents' love him. Makes you wonder who the assholes who keep sending him back to Congress term after term must be like.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:01 AM

3. Kick for more exposure. Thanks for posting - n/t

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:02 AM

4. Police at every classroom door

makes as much sense


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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:17 AM

15. Or...

Build bullet proof doors on each classroom door that auto lock when there is these kind of threats looming.Also do it to the windows.May have to make classrooms like 'panic rooms '.Just saying.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:04 AM

5. I'm thinking that would attract a new kind of person to the teaching profession

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:29 PM

22. The coteacher where I student taught was ex-military.

Fresh out of the service in Iraq he went into an ACP and was doing his internship year.

You want to talk classroom management skills?

He knew his subject. Cold.

He had street cred--he'd survived for a couple of rotations in S. Afghanistan, so the kids could look up to him with no problem. And he had interesting stories to tell. (Probably wouldn't have worked out quite so good in a school with a large Muslim population.)

And now, the ability to quickly break down, clean, and reassemble an M-4 under stressful conditions ... He's got something else to add to his resume!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:05 AM

6. I wonder what screen name he uses to post in the gungeon...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:05 AM

7. This is what a good teacher should look like, according to the NRA:

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:06 AM

8. Gohmert is the biggest idiot in the Congress. n/t

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:06 AM

9. Wow...that's just industrial-strength stupid.

The kind of idiot that sometimes manages to get themselves elected to public office never ceases to amaze me...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

10. Why stop there ... arm the 6 and 7 year olds too.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:12 AM

14. The problem with that is they're underaged

Either no school until your 18th birthday or lift the age requirement for firearms.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:20 AM

19. Drop the age requirement ... then maybe we could arm fetuses.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:09 AM

11. I work with kids as a sub.

You cannot logically have a gun around children that age. The children that died were first graders. They may reach for the gun, they hang on you. They easily distract you. A teacher has way too much to do and cannot worry about whipping out a gun at the last moment. Against someone that may have body armor. Please. People that suggest this have obviously never worked in classrooms with little kids.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:09 AM

12. "Israel does it."





(do I need to put sarcasm here? Really?)

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:09 AM

13. The stupid, it burns

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

16. Where should they keep these assault rifles?

On their desks or strapped to their backs? Stupid, stupid stupid!!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

17. Why did I know it was Gohmert before I clicked to enter the thread?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:23 AM

20. More guns will solve gun violence. And kindergarteners with

kevlar helmets and bulletproof vests. What a wonderful world it will be.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:55 AM

21. Why are guns banned in the Capitol, Louis?

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