A dopey – and rather sexist “law enforcement expert” said that teachers shouldn’t be allowed to carry concealed weapons in schools because most teachers are women and – here we go – women wear skirts.
The bizarre end-run around a common-sense rule comes courtesy of “CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes.” Fuentes was an assistant director of the FBI under President George W. Bush and was director of the FBI’s Office of International Operations. He seems to have a pretty stellar career, which doesn’t explain the odd comment.
“A lot of these schools—Sandy Hook had an all-female faculty, from principal to teachers,” he said. “And for a woman, where are you going to hide that gun during the day?”
“You can’t put it in your desk drawer; somebody might steal it, and you can’t get to it,” he said. “You’re not going to have it in a safe in the principal’s office; you can’t get to it.”
The only feasible option, Fuentes argued, is for teachers to have the gun “on your person, hiding it.”
“If you wear a dress, if you wear a skirt, are you going to have to wear a jacket everyday with a belt and a holster, the way a detective on duty would do?” he asked. “It’s not a real practical solution for a variety of reasons.”
Of course, Mr. Fuentes ignores that there are several schools where the teachers are already carrying concealed weapons, with no complaints from the female teachers.
In addition – and this is the point that most leftists ignore – you’re not going to require all teachers to carry a weapon. You’re going to find volunteers who are trained and equipped with the ability to defend the school, themselves and the children.
And lest you think that teachers are going to be unwilling to protect their kids by taking up arms against a would-be attacker, look at what happened in Ohio when a sheriff offered firearms training one day after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting. Frim The Western Journal:
One day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, which left 17 people dead, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones posted a video to Facebook explaining that “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.”
“We need to put armed personnel in schools,” he said in the video. “We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away but we need to be prepared and we don’t need to have our heads in the sand.”
I don’t wear a skirt or a dress to work every day, but I’m pretty sure if a female teacher wanted to find any way possible to protect her students, she’s going to figure it out, come hell or high water.
It’s terribly sexist to assume that a woman’s clothing is going to stand in the way of a teacher bent on stopping a mass murderer, don’t you think? Sound off below!