Women, guns, and skirts

Here is a novel response to Trump’s proposal to prevent mass shootings by giving teachers guns. Ex G-man Tom Fuentes, who is now being billed as “CNN senior law enforcement analyst”, says women can’t have guns because skirts.

“A lot of these schools—Sandy Hook had an all-female faculty, from principal to teachers. For a woman, where are you going to hide that gun during the day?” Fuentes argued. “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? It’s not a real practical solution for a variety of reasons.”

Field and Stream has already covered this.

I’ve got news for all of them. It’s not going to work.  The teachers who want to be armed are already armed.  They have already talked to weapons experts, they know how to conceal weapons, they know how to get past the school metal detectors.  They know when to go to school security for any given situation, which will probably just make things worse,  and they know when to go to the administration.  The school teachers and staff are not stupid, they have been dealing with this for a long time.

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2 thoughts on “Women, guns, and skirts

  1. I think that the teachers in West Virginia are doing the right thing. If there’s no school, there can’t be any school shootings. The story of their health insurance premiums is just outrageous. (The rates doubled overnight in some cases, if I’ve understood correctly.)

  2. Oh wow, strike, I didn’t see that. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/opinion/west-virginia-teachers-strike.html

    WV has one of the lowest minimum wages in the country too. http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx#Table

    They’re lucky they get health insurance at all, in some places the schools intentionally keep teacher hours under 25 hours per week to keep from having to pay for insurance, and if the teachers say anything the top muckety mucks tell them “if you want health insurance we will help you find a different job”, which is rightly viewed as a threat.

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