My CPA brought up a very good question:
If teachers have to carry guns in the classroom now to protect students because Republicans would rather make firearms easier to obtain than harder, then will the cost of the gun qualify as a "classroom expense" for the $300 Educator Expense deduction?
Why are you avoiding my question - I promise, this will be the last time I ask.
Gunfacts.info - not a credible unbiased source.Gun Effectiveness
I checked online and found some fascinating numbers. A good website with footnotes and references to authoritative sources is GunFacts.info...
Not true. What is true is that the number of defensive uses of guns is estimated by various sources to range from 500,000 to 3 million annually. But it is important to understand what is meant by a "defensive use of a gun." It is far from being identical to "crime prevented by a gun." These statistics are gathered from surveys of gun owners who report a defensive use to be any time they used their gun in what they considered a defensive situation. That would include brandishing your weapon to scare away teenagers who are vandalizing garbage cans or mailboxes. Showing a gun in a confrontation in which both sides feel threatened by the other (family disputes, for example). There is no data on actual serious crimes prevented by any of these "defensive uses" of a gun.If you doubt the objectivity of the site above, it’s worth pointing out that the Center for Disease Control, in a report ordered by President Obama in 2012 following the Sandy Hook Massacre, estimated that the number of crimes prevented by guns could be even higher—as many as 3 million annually, or some 8,200 every day.
But if those measures put the children in those schools in higher danger than they were before, that is not a win, regardless of the intentions. This Ohio law weakens the protection of children by allowing less-trained teachers to take on the role that is normally occupied by highly-trained police officers. It looks more like a cost-saving measure than a life-saving measure. If the legislature really wanted armed teachers to protect students they would fund the necessary training, and even offer a bonus to teachers who took the training. But apparently lower taxes is more important.I agree....And there will not be a substantial change until this country returns to the percepts of the Word of God, which I don't see happening anytime soon... It's taken the devil three generations for the slow erosion of God out of this country and it is highly unlikely a reversal is on the horizon.
That is the reasons I believe we do what is necessary to protect the schools ...I should say necessary and correct.
But guns in the hands of untrained teachers are NOT going to be abused? Really? Actually, red flag laws have plenty of due process built-in. A judge has to review the application before it is effective, and then it is only temporary pending an evaluation.Red flag laws like gun laws... have the appearance of good... but are going to be abused by both government and and vengeful citizens;
In other words, gun rights are more important than children's lives.And gun confiscation will only enhance the criminal and punish the law abiding...
And while I hate the idea of taking drastic steps to fortify schools.... I hate even worse the thought of another innocent student suffering the consequences of symbolic ineffective laws...
Can you show me where I said I was opposed to a training program please.
Anyone who is going to act irrationally, in the heat of the moment, shouldn't be left alone with children.
That applies to all of us. Without specialized training, most people are likely to react irrationally at times. The only way to reduce the chances of that is to insist on intensive training like police officers get.
Might be nice to get some answers before I start keeping a Glock in my desk drawer.
- If there is a shooter, and I shoot, miss, and hit little Timmy right between the eyes, can I be sued?
- If there is a shooter, and I don't draw my weapon, but instead climb out a window to safety while the shooter is mowing down my classroom, can I be sued?
- If a student manages to get a hold of my weapon and (accidentally or deliberately) puts a bullet in a classmate's/other teacher's head, can I be sued?