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Fire This School Board Next Election

Hard to believe school officials thought this was a good idea in Arizona:

A school district in a generally rural section of northwest Tucson, Arizona is asking the parents of high school students and junior high school students to pledge never to use guns or violence to resolve problems.

Well, if that problem is someone breaking down my door at 3AM, pardon me if I don’t think that might be a problem that needs to be solved with guns. From the pledge:

“I will teach, including by personal example, my teenager about the dangers and consequences of the misuse of guns and weapons, and I will keep any guns I own under lock, away from school grounds and away from my children.”

And yeah, back to the example, that might be a problem if I’m getting my door kicked in at 3AM. I’m guessing this is probably a school district with some problems, but parents who live in neighborhoods with problems have rights too.

9 Responses to “Fire This School Board Next Election”

  1. Jack says:

    Also no CCW and no educating your children about firearms either.

    So against any self defense, and pro “abstinance only” education with firearms.

    Oh but they’re not agaisnt your guns. They just want you to keep them locked up all the time and never use ’em.

    • Keegan says:

      Abstinence only education doesn’t really work for sex, what makes them think it will for firearms?

  2. Bill Twist says:

    This would be ripe for making a duplicate of the contract yourself, and changing the terms of the parent portion to be more suitable. Something like this:

    “I will carry out my responsibility to teach my children how to settle arguments without resorting to initiating violence, recognizing that actual violence is very rarely needed, but with the understanding that there are times and circumstances where violence is the only appropriate answer.”

    “I will teach, including by personal example, my teenager about the dangers and consequences of the misuse of guns and weapons responsibilities of gun ownership along with proper marksmanship technique, and I will keep any guns I own under lock, away from school grounds and away from my children

    Modify it along those lines and then sign it.

    • Zermoid says:

      Or just laugh and throw it away assuming it’s some kind of weird joke.

    • Alpheus says:

      Things like this remind me of Colonel Cooper’s statement to a reporter, that was essentially “It’s my duty to see to it that violence begets violence. If someone seeks to use violence against me, I’m going to–and I have–see to it that he gets more violence from me than he can handle.”

  3. This must be a bizarre, knee-jerk reaction to having at least one championship air & high power rifle shooter graduate from Flowing Wells High School last year. They wouldn’t want students to get the wrong idea and strive for excellence.

    Three Prominent Arizona Junior Rifle Teammates Receive Military Academy Appointments For Rifle Shooting and Scholastic Achievement

  4. Zermoid says:

    So, instead of actually teaching the kids how to behave and act like responsible young adults they would rather punish them and the parents for owning the means to defend life and liberty.

    Sick lazy bastards……

  5. Even in deep red states, the educational establishment is often dominated by Tories.

    This is a serious long term problem. Most schools, again, even in rural/conservative areas, teach kids that any sort of self defense is wrong. They do this explicitly (as with the pledge) and through “zero tolerance” discipline policies.

    I don’t see a solution other than gutting the public schools and starting over with a charter/home/private school-choice based solution, and/or easing licensure requirements to break the stranglehold of the unions and professional teachers who have no life experiences other than a BA degree.

    Or, you know, parents being involved with their offspring. But that’s asking for too much, now.

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