But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime.
But that line doesn’t bother me as much as the prior paragraphs do
Current school security procedures lock down school populations in the event of armed assault. Some advocate abandoning this practice as it holds everyone in place, allowing a shooter easily to find victims.
An alternative to lockdown is immediate exodus via announcement. Although this removes potential hostages and makes it nearly impossible for the shooter to acquire preselected targets, it unfairly rewards resourceful children who move to safety off-site more shrewdly and efficiently than others.
Schools should level playing fields, not intrinsically reward those more resourceful. A level barrel is fair to all fish.
This is so disgusting I’m having difficult believing this is not a parody.
Mr. Van Gorder believes it would be better to hold potential victims in place so as to not be “unfair” to a child who cannot run as fast as the others or who haven’t the wit to decide that kicking out a ground floor window is their best means of escape.
According to the opening line of the screed, Doug Van Gorder is actually in charge of instructing school aged children. By his own statements he is also a parent.
If my saving a life by defending it with a weapon is akin to a criminal act, I’m sure that Mr. Van Gorder won’t mind that I believe him to be lacking a stable enough mental condition to be in charge of other human beings, either in the class room or in his home.
I believe that he needs to lose his job because he would not let a child of mine attempt to escape an oncoming threat. He also needs to be relieved of his offspring because he would rather they die than make an attempt to save their lives.