McDonnell: Arming principals might help
By Laura Vozzella, Published: December 18
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said Virginia should consider arming teachers, principals and other school staff in the aftermath of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
“I know there’s been a knee-jerk reaction against that,” McDonnell (R) said in a radio interview Tuesday. “I think there should at least be a discussion of that. If people were armed, not just a police officer but other school officials who were trained and chose to have a weapon, certainly there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors coming into the schools. So I think that’s a reasonable discussion that ought to be had.”
Of course, in true Repub fashion he tried to walk back on the comment later in the day adding that,
"“way too early” to know whether stricter gun control laws were warranted."