Calling it an “anathema,” Dem Sen. Richard Blumenthal says “I will fight” the arming of teachers in schools.
Appearing on this evening’s Hardball, Blumenthal said:
“He [President Trump] seems to be backing the idea of arming teachers and eliminating gun-free zones. That idea has been rejected soundly and consistently by the entire educational community; by teachers, superintendents, principals. Because it makes schools less safe.
And it is a non-starter, whether it’s proposed singly or part of any other measure in the United States Senate. I will fight it, because it is an anathema. A dangerous and frightening prospect. But we need to take this issue to the ballot box. That’s where it’s going to be decided.”
Note: beyond the issue of arming teachers, what is Blumenthal’s argument in favor of maintaining “gun-free zones?” Can he point to a single case when that has done anything but disarm law-abiding citizens and create free-fire zones for murderers?