The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has their own solution for preventing tragedies like the Newtown massacre from happening again: no firearms in schools whatsoever.
This is not a joke; they actually believe that the next time some deranged, evil psychopath shows up at your child’s school, the best policy is to leave the school utterly defenseless.
After Michigan state senators voted last week that citizens who have concealed carry permits can bring them when they visit schools, leftist national AFT president Randi Weingarten joined the president of its Michigan chapter, David Hecker, in stating:
Firearms have absolutely no place in our schools—the Dec. 14, 2012, tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is a chilling and heartbreaking reminder of this. Permitting firearms in schools—visible or concealed—enables a dangerous set of circumstances that can result in similar tragic outcomes. We should be doing everything we can to reduce the possibility of any gunfire in schools, and concentrate on ways to keep all guns off school property and ensure the safety of children and school employees.
This proposal means that teachers could not carry guns, security guards would be kaput, and a gun-carrying parent who might just be on the scene if a killer shows up would be stripped of their power to confront the murderous thug.
Rob Harris, media director for Michigan Open Carry Inc. responded: “This kind of tragedy is hard to process, but if one person – a faculty member or a parent – could legally carry, at least it could have limited some of the mayhem.”