In the wake of Friday's massacre in Connecticut that left 26 dead, a local state representative has called for schools to allow teachers to carry firearms.
Rep. Dennis Richardson, a Central Point Republican, sent an email to three Rogue Valley superintendents saying that gun bans on school property should be overturned.
"The Sandy Hook shootings are another heartbreaking failure of school personnel to ensure the protection of innocent children and adults. Sadly, most of the deaths could have been prevented," Richardson wrote.
"If I had been a teacher or the principal at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and if the school district did not preclude me from having access to a firearm, either by concealed carry or locked in my desk, most of the murdered children would still be alive, and the gunman would still be dead, and not by suicide."
When contacted by phone, Richardson added that he believes at least three officials in every school should be trained in the use of firearms.
"We need to ensure that our children are safe, and we can't do that by disarming those who are on the scene," Richardson said.
Stupid is as stupid does.
By that "logic," let's have all mall employees carry weapons, too, because there are shootings there.