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View Diary: 'Shooter' bursts into classroom to confront teacher. What if the teacher had been armed? UPDATE X2 (120 comments)

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  •  If his actions were threatening then he is (5+ / 0-)

    guilty of assault.

    Peaceful protesters are arrested for things like being a public nuisance.  Surely there are laws that would apply to this jerk if the cops just thought about it.

    Here is a story I  heard, I think, on Rachel's show.
    One of the cops at SandyHook  who was involved in the post shooting sweeping of the school was pounding on the door of one of the classrooms.  The teacher and students had covered the window in the door, locked and barricaded it.  They had no way of knowing that it was not the shooter, saying he was a cop, trying to get in.  The cop eventually broke in.

    If the teacher has been armed there is a good chance that she/he would have fired on the cop, who would have fired back, killing the teacher (since cops tend to keep shooting till the corpse stops twitching)  and possibly some students.

    Arming teachers probably would help against unarmed "bad guys", like the Neanderthal Shooter, or lightly armed and unarmored psychos, but not against the ones who are deadly serious.

    In any case arming teachers is just daring twerps to steal the guns.

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