Satire or Serious Business?

Bold emphasis is mine.  From the Boston Globe:

I AM a math teacher at Brockton High School, the site of a school shooting earlier this month.

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.

Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere. They argue that barring licensed-carry only ensures a defenseless, target-rich environment.

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.

DOUG VAN GORDER
Quincy

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3 Comments on “Satire or Serious Business?”

  1. December 29, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    man- talk about a person of conviction. He’s totally okay with other people dying for his beliefs! Even if its his own kids!

    But I agree- its probably a joke. No one is that crazy. . . or at least I hope not.

  2. December 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    As the child of an extreme pacifist I’m not so sure this is just satire. I was saddened when my father told me that he might defend me with his life, but not to the point of taking another life. It makes you think…

    • December 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

      Might? That’s a serious priority issue 😦

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