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GQ Article; When you give a Teacher a Gun

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  1. rudiewhitebwoy

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    "In December 2012, a week after Adam Lanza murdered 26 people in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary, the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre offered a solution: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he declared, calling for the provision of “armed police officers” at every school in America. Last February, the president of the United States went a step further: Schools should arm “highly trained, gun-adept” teachers, said Trump, and pay them bonuses for their troubles."

    Trying to blame Trump for this idea. Unfortunately, anyone who has been in the debate for any length of time should know that the idea of arming teachers predates Trump by many years.
     
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    It didnt feel like the author was blaming Trump.
     
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    I love the huge leather chest holster for her grizzly gun.
     
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    How about the scale of the shield in that holster compared to the teacher. Is she 3'7"?
     
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    That's so true, I hadn't even zoomed in enough to look at the grip, I was thinking I saw the impression of a revolver cylinder in the leather.

    And the happy face is on an AR15 sling! WTF?

    What else, an ankle holster and Birkenstocks?

    Yeehaa!
     
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    Artist is clearly biased.
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    The kid on the right either has tiger stripe hair or she's wearing a Charlie Brown shirt on her head.
     
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    It's GQ so a slant towards the usual 'ZOMG, guns are bad!' is not to be expected. I read the article a few times. These were the only two spots that really stuck out to me as unnecessary.
     
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    Not so much blaming Trump as having to work Trump into the narrative whether he is really involved (more than anyone else) in the issue.
     
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    First of all, what the f*** kind of holster is that? Second, where can I get one. Third, I'm going to pin a smiley face pin on the sling of my AR now.
     
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    It’s also going to be tough to reload that speed loader in the chest pouch into the shield
     
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    And, sucks at math.
     
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    Does look cool, plus you'll piss off more libs with a smiley face than a deaths head.
     
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    Yeah. It predates Trump by about FIVE F'ING THOUSAND YEARS, ya liberal morons!
     
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    A more accurate portrayal would look more like this:

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    (random picture of "teacher in classroom" - no idea if she's actually carrying - which is sorta the point of carrying concealed...)
     
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    Ask and ye shall receive...
    Guide's Choice™ Leather Chest Holster
     
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    Wasn't there a movie about 15-20 years ago with a main character with a chest rig like that??? I wanna say it was totally over-the-top and he kept futzing with it. Maybe a huge Ruger-like wheel gun in it????
     
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    Or is sitting by a window with wide horizontal slat blinds.
     
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    You guys dont read many comics do you?
    That's meant to be a ginger with wavy hair.
     
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    Great article. There are still logical people out there even in Kasich country.
     
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    Better yet, the Comedians badge from The Watchmen.

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    I was rooting for a new trend in Peanuts headwaear :D
     
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    I agree and am shocked a major magazine would print a well researched, non biased article on the subject.
     
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    Dilbert and XCKD.
     
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    So, who else thinks the teacher in the illustration is kind of attractive, in a gun carrying sort of way?
     
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    Perhaps she'll make a guest appearance in the naughty teachers thread?
     
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    That *was* a pretty decent article. No direct lies, no deceptions by omission of facts. The author could not have been a true Liberal just doing research - they can’t help but let their bias slip through in “coded” journalism - ways to state opposing facts and opinions as though suggesting they are certainly wrong. In fact, journalists all essentially required to display anti-gun bias in very liberal media (WaPo, NYT, etc.) to keep their Editors happy and keep their jobs.

    Last Spring, the polls showed “a majority” opposed to armed teachers but the numbers wereclose - 43% for and 48% against. Washington Post reacted to this survey with the headline: “A frighteningly large number of Americans support arming teachers.” Again, it’s Liberals being incredulous that *everyone* doesn’t share their views - the correct view.

    After Parkland, the margin of teachers opposing armed teachers was about 3.5-to-1 against, but the almost 1/4 of teachers who support armed teachers are the seeds of change. More school shootings will not decrease the number of teachers who support armed teachers - that number can only increase. Probably never above 1/3, as teachers are the left side of Liberal and can exhibit more denial than most others. Support for armed teachers comes in many ways - teachers simply not speaking out against armed teachers is enough to turn the tide. So many Liberals/Democrats are consumed by Trump-hate that they think getting rid of him will actually solve problems that pre-dated him by decades. School Killers will not go away if Trump goes away in 2020.

    NEA Survey: Educators Say No to Arming Teachers, Favor Real Solutions to Gun Violence
    “...seven in ten NEA [Nat’l Ed Assoc] members say arming school personnel would be ineffective at preventing gun violence in schools. Among all members, 82% say they would not carry a gun in school. Even among members who own guns, two thirds—63%—say they would not agree to be armed in school. What’s more, two-thirds of educators say they would feel less safe if school personnel were armed....”The idea of arming teachers is ill-conceived, preposterous, and dangerous,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “This new national survey of educators confirms that. Arming teachers and other school personnel does nothing to prevent gun violence. In fact, quite the contrary, educators would feel less safe if school personnel were armed.”

    The NEA president says the poll “confirms” arming teachers would do nothing - as though opinions determine facts. This is the head-in-the-sand, I-just-want-it-to-go-away mentality that impedes effective action to protect our children.
     
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    I'm not sure if any of my Voke-Tech teachers could carry when I was in High School, a few of them were missing fingers. But on the bright side I bet 95% of them were WW 2 or Korean war vets. Things certainly have changed for the worse since 1970
     
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    I didn’t realize GQ was still around. Never really cared for it. Not interested in what to wear.
     

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