Talk, Not Guns!

We American live with guns, we shoot with guns, and some of us die with guns. Another gun shooting incident in Taft, California, when a sixteen year old boy came to town toting his shotgun and angry at other boys who somehow insulted his pride. The boy pointed his gun at some other students and critically injured at least one other boy while wounding others. The NRA wants armed teachers available to engage in shoot outs with potential gun toting boys. In this case, a teacher TALKED DOWN the boy and got him to lower the gun. The boy did say, “I don’t want to shoot you” which indicates the teacher had good relations with him.

If the NRA policy had been in effect, the teacher would have fired at the boy, the boy would have continued firing and more students might have been critically injured. Just imagine if all students in the class had weapons and a shoot out occurred!