Friday, 28 December 2012

You have got to be joking!!!

I write this as a mother of an 11 month old and 11 week old bump.
It is fair to say my mind is absolutely blown to say the least!

US Teachers are flocking to gun training sessions!? 

As a mother with a non school aged child I am shocked that they are even considering letting teachers carry guns around at what is meant to be a safe place for children.
Unfortunately we cant predict and stop every shooting but giving teachers a gun to take in a learning environment, What is that meant to teach young children? That it is ok to carry a gun around to prevent what could happen? 
Are they teaching our babies that it is ok to carry a gun around?

There is NO way my child would ever attend a school where a teacher is allowed to carry a gun in a class room.
 What happens when the teacher has a nervous break down or is somewhat unhinged and decides to go and do what they are taught to prevent? Is it up to another teacher to go and attempt to disarm the other?

School shootings, actually shooting in general need to be stopped but it's not something that is as simple as that, There will always be crazy/sick people out there who have means of getting guns, making bombs, using knives and so many other means to hurt people but why give out more guns when instead we should be making it harder to obtain them! Why does a teacher need to carry a weapon when our children look up to them as role models!?

Why is the answer to hand out more guns in order to prevent gun related crimes?

I am sure there are people out there that will agree with me and you could also disagree with me, that being the case I would love to hear your thoughts!

I hope that this doesn't get passed anywhere in the world as it will no doubt cost the lives of innocent people.



  1. Thank goodness I'm Canadian! As a soon to be mama, this also makes me cringe! Thatnks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back :)

  2. This is terribly frightening and I hope it doesn't come down to this!!!

  3. I can't believe that this is happening. I understand fear is provoking some of this activity, but I agree 100%, violence breeds violence. We do not need more guns out there. I found you on the TGIF blog hop. Feel free to take a look at my blog when you get a chance. Thanks and have a great weekend!

  4. It's a sad day when it comes down to teachers carrying a gun. I do not agree that this is the route to go. I see too many other problems occurring if teachers start having guns in the classroom. Thefts, accidents, ect. However, I am certainly not opposed to maybe schools keeping an armed security guard on staff.

    Thanks for stopping by Theresa's Mixed Nuts. Happy to be your newest follower!

  5. I feel like I could have written this blog. I agree that having our teachers carry guns is impractical. I am also saddened that most people's reaction is more guns. Unrealistic, and makes me feel unsafe.

    Great blog.


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