The left in Missouri is apoplectic over the veto override of SB 656. One Democratic legislator, convicted drug user Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, told The Missouri Times he was worried about guns in the classroom:
“The bill highlights the GOP’s hypocrisy,” Rep. Jeremy LaFaver (D-Kansas City) said. “They love big government when it means telling local governments what to do. This will backfire on them in November because moderate, suburban moms and dads know guns in kindergarten classrooms are a bad idea. The real question is how well will Democrats capitalize on their foolishness.”
Why are guns in the classroom a bad idea?
Let’s really look at that. What are these hoplophobes afraid of?
The teachers carrying will be known by the school administration.
They will 112 hours of training, and an additional 12 hours annually.
They have to have background checks and get a permit from the government to carry concealed.
And they have to volunteer. They have to want to do this.
So what’s to fear?
That they will leave a gun in a desk drawer for a student to find?
That they will shoot a kid accidentally?
That they are too irresponsible to trust with a gun around children?
That’s kind of insulting, isn’t it? I mean, these are still teachers, the folks millions turn their children over to every morning. They are respectable people with degrees, highly trained to be educators.
Suddenly they are incompetent, irresponsible boobs because they’re carrying?
LaFaver clearly thinks they can’t be trusted with a gun. Many of his Democratic colleagues concur.
People like Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who voted against SB 656 and opposed the veto override.
Sen. Nasheed is a former gang member with a violent past:
The real thuggery yesterday allegedly occurred far from stage, in a suite belonging to utility company, Ameren UE. That’s where State Representative Jamilah Nasheed (D – St. Louis) was mingling with invitees of the utility’s lobbyist when she says she ran into State Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal (D – University City).
“I was trying to enjoy the concert, but she kept harassing me,” Chapelle-Nadal tells Daily RFT. “Finally she cornered me. I never said I would cut her throat, though I did mention a stabbing. I said that if I were really as unstable as she says I am, I would have stabbed someone by now, like the time she stabbed someone when she was with the ‘Switchblade Sistas’ — a high-school gang.”
Nasheed didn’t deny what Chappelle-Nadal said, but instead asked, “What the hell does that have to do with anything?”
Here’s another interesting fact about Nasheed. If you see her in the capitol, it’s highly likely she’s strapped.
That’s right. She’s carrying, and so are a lot of other people.
In fact, unless I missed a drug conviction somewhere, even Rep. LaFaver could get a permit and bring a gun to his office in Jefferson City.
And I didn’t hear any wailing and gnashing of teeth this year to restrict the ability to carry a concealed weapon at the State Capitol.
So, it appears Missouri Democrats trust violent gang bangers and convicted drug users with guns more than teachers.
Missouri Republicans apparently believe that the decision to become an educator doesn’t mean you surrender your right to defend yourself and those in your charge.
What do you believe?