I just had to kick someone off my Facebook friends list because he advocated arming the teachers.
As a teacher, I cannot express in words how stupid an idea this is. I tried, and got attacked for not backing up my "emotional reaction" with facts. I said that his position was immoral (which it is) and I then said I was done discussing it. He kept on commenting, trying to rile me up enough to respond to him. So I defriended and blocked him, because frankly, I don't need that shit, I said I was done, and I'm not good with people who keep pushing after I say cut it out. There's this whole consent issue, you know. Lacking a safeword, I cut him off for my own sanity.
I kind of wish I'd kept him on long enough to send him a message, though. Not that he'd listen, but here it is, for what it's worth:
You know what, jackass? Your position by definition supports the status quo for guns. Worse, actually. It increases the chance that a kid will get shot, because we all know that kids like to mess with stuff in the teacher's desk (and let's not pretend this doesn't happen). It means people like me, who are sworn pacifists, would be forced to be ready to shoot someone - to kill someone - in order to keep their job.
I categorically refuse to live in a world where that's required.
Your position supports things I cannot be part of. It supports continuing to enable people to take lives so that you can keep your precious penis substitute. It's immoral.
Finally, as I have already said (and just this morning) that if you spout an NRA talking point, you should just defriend me now and save us both a lot of trouble, and since you don't seem to follow directions well, and since I told you I was done discussing it and you kept nagging me, you no longer get the pleasure of my online company.
Bye-bye, jackass. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.