Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Secretary of Education Designate Believes Guns Should Be in Schools - To Protect School From Grizzly Bears

Shouldn't a Person That's Head of Dept. of Ed Have Some Intelligence?

An extremely wealthy person who has never been to a public school, has never sent her children to public schools and probably has never even seen a public school has been selected as nominee for Secretary of Education in the Trumpet administration.  This follows the philosophy of government that not only should cabinet members not know anything about the department and areas they will be heading, they should be actively opposed to federal activity in that area.

Now someone who is adamantly opposed to public schools, billionaire Betsy DeVos is probably going to be head of the Ed Department just as soon as a Republican Senate rubber stamps her nomination. But her comfirmation hearing did not go well, as she defended guns in schools by noting that a school has to protect itself against an attack by a grizzly bear.

"Decisions about firearms in schools should be left to local and state officials, DeVos said in response to a question from Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). DeVos pointed to a rural Wyoming school that is surrounded by a fence to keep bears out. “I would imagine there’s probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies,” she said."
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Ok Bets, They look like danger to us.

Ok Betsy, we will give you that one.  Any school that can demonstrate an attack by a grizzly bear is a real danger can have a high powered gun locked up in the principal's office.  The rest of the schools the rule is 'no bear, no gun'.

And with respect to gun free zones, well this highly opinionated person had no opinion.

"Murphy — an advocate for gun control whose constituents include parents who lost children in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. in 2012 — asked whether DeVos would support Trump if he moves forward with his proposal, which he first made a year ago, to ban gun-free school zones."

DeVos said she would support “what the president-elect does,” and then added: “My heart bleeds and is broken for those families that have lost any individual due to gun violence.”

Well it's nice that her heart bleeds, which is of course a figure of speech, but someone ought to point out to her that at Sandy Hook real blood flowed from real children, something she's apparentlhy ok with in the name of the 2nd amendment, which as we all know protects the right of crazy people to buy a gun and shoot up an elementary school.

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