Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sen. Niceley Wants Secret Armed Guards In TN Schools

Worst idea I've heard yet (and there is no shortage of bad ideas) in response to the massacre in Newtown, CT is from Tennessee Senator Frank Niceley, who wants to create secretly armed staffers and teachers in public schools. Worse, Governor Haslam seems to think this wackadoodle notion is worthy of consideration.

"Say some madman comes in. The first person he would probably try to take out was the resource officer. But if he doesn’t know which teacher has training, then he wouldn’t know which one had [a gun],” Niceley said by phone. “These guys are obviously cowards anyway and if someone starts shooting back, they’re going to take cover, maybe go ahead and commit suicide like most of them have.”

"Tennessee’s governor told reporters Monday that he’s open to including it on the agenda for a January conference to discuss school safety. Nicely said he expect the governor “to be receptive” to his plan to use tax money to arm and train teachers."

SEE ALSO: Newscoma points out that TN Senator Lamar Alexander says video games are to blame for the massacre in Newtown and former TN legislator Debra Maggert dared to oppose a NRA-supported gun-totin' bill and was quickly ousted from office.


  1. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Oh, Please! Stop the madness. How about re-funding mental health hospitals instead? But, oh, that would be "socialist" and anti=republican and against god.

  2. Yeah, maybe we can pay the teachers less, too.

    Teachers are probably more likely to shoot at their students than "some madman".

    More guns is not the solution.

  3. Worth noting too that any would-be shooters would not have to arrive with weapons to do harm - they could overpower armed teachers/guards. Do we provide AK-47s? Grenade Launchers? Should we hire Ninjas to hide out throughout a campus, ya know, just in case?

    Making armed camps out of public schools or colleges is idiotic, short-sighted and deeply dangerous.