Reading William Forstchen's argument in favor of arming teachers made me almost physically sick to my stomach [“Shooting From the Hip,” Feb. 6 Xpress].
Every month in America more than 2,500 people die from guns. That is very nearly the same amount as died in the World Trade Center attacks of 2001. Given this fact, it's astonishing that the burden is on the Ned Ryan Doyles of the world to prove that tighter regulations are necessary, and not on the Forstchen's who fight for the status quo.
Although — scratch that — he's not quite for the status quo: he thinks elementary-school teachers like my sister-in-law should be trained and prepared to kill people in class.
The argument for arming teachers over applying common-sense conditions on gun ownership isn't unreasonable: It's insane.
— Devin Walsh