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(NBC News)   Thank goodness Texas has allowed teachers to bring guns in the classroom, or else students would miss out on the teachers accidentally shooting themselves during class   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 60
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2013-02-28 02:44:53 PM
11 votes:
Did he preface it by saying "I'm the only one professional enough to carry a Glock 40??"
2013-02-28 02:40:56 PM
6 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.


It's like raaaaaiiiinnnn on your wedding day...
2013-02-28 02:42:32 PM
5 votes:
I hate it when "irony" walks right up to you - all smiling while it kicks you in the nuts.
2013-02-28 02:20:26 PM
5 votes:
"Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.
2013-02-28 03:38:01 PM
4 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Uh, we had a slight mechanical malfunction, but uh...
,,,everything's perfectly all right now.
We're fine.

We're all fine here now, thank you.


How are you?
2013-02-28 03:29:29 PM
3 votes:
This is what went through my mind when reading this:

I have never seen a teacher in a classroom who has been able to get the vcr to work with a television at the same time.

So this isn't terribly shocking to me.
2013-02-28 02:53:34 PM
3 votes:

SpdrJay: But, if only the students had been armed too, one of them could have shot the teacher before he was able to shoot himself!


That made me laugh so that a tiny string of booger flew from my nose, and I can't see where it went.  I'm hoping it didn't land on my sandwich.  In short, you owe me a sandwich.

/eating it anyway.
2013-02-28 02:52:00 PM
3 votes:

Yogimus: a concealed handgun class

Ah, so they were being TRAINED on firearms use, in a class full of adults.


So what you're telling me that someone paid good money to be taught how to not completely fark this up, and it STILL went wrong?
2013-02-28 02:51:58 PM
3 votes:

Carn: You know that there would be people who would respond to this by saying that all the children should be armed too, in order to protect themselves in just such a situation. They will do so without a hint of irony in their voices.


Some of them seriously recommended that husky 12-year-olds throw themselves at gunmen to stop school massacres. I'm shocked these people are able to get out of the house without walking repeatedly into the doorframe.
2013-02-28 02:51:38 PM
3 votes:

Gifted Many Few: I can see this happening in one of the more pansy states, but Texans should know better. Ship this guy off to somewhere like Iowa or Ohio where he can think about what he did.


Everything is Herp-a-derpier in Texas.


/Alaskan.
//Don't piss us off, or we'll split in half and make you the third largest state.
2013-02-28 02:46:52 PM
3 votes:
But, if only the students had been armed too, one of them could have shot the teacher before he was able to shoot himself!
2013-02-28 02:45:30 PM
3 votes:
Well, that was educational.
2013-02-28 02:43:41 PM
3 votes:
I can see this happening in one of the more pansy states, but Texans should know better. Ship this guy off to somewhere like Iowa or Ohio where he can think about what he did.
2013-02-28 02:41:03 PM
3 votes:
someone needs to post the Picard facepalm
2013-02-28 05:15:57 PM
2 votes:

Yogimus: Karac: How do you enforce a mandate that requires people to check ID's before selling someone a gun?
Probably the same way you enforce a mandate that requires people to check ID's before selling someone a beer.

and yet underage drinking exists.


All laws are stupid. We should get rid of them all. Because people break laws.
2013-02-28 03:18:00 PM
2 votes:

fknra: I'm all for arming teachers.

/after they receive the equivalant of a law enforcement firearm certification

//you wanna arm up like a cop? you gotta certify at cop level.

///not that that is really saying much...


Not that that would even help.

Newly hired security officer leaves gun unattended in school bathroom

"The armed security guard at The Chatfield School in Lapeer, Michigan, was hired in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

Well, what do you expect from some rent-a-cop who took a 'safety course'

"WNEM has identified the officer as Clark Arnold, a 32-year-veteran of the Lapeer County Sheriff's office. "

ohhh...
2013-02-28 03:03:40 PM
2 votes:

BunkoSquad: Carn: You know that there would be people who would respond to this by saying that all the children should be armed too, in order to protect themselves in just such a situation. They will do so without a hint of irony in their voices.

Some of them seriously recommended that husky 12-year-olds throw themselves at gunmen to stop school massacres. I'm shocked these people are able to get out of the house without walking repeatedly into the doorframe.


Well that's a new one.  "Sacrifice the chubby kids so that the rest may escape!"
2013-02-28 03:01:01 PM
2 votes:
Darwin is going to be very very busy.  Fortunately nobody will be able to tell because it's against the law to teach science.  Because then everybody would know who Darwin was and then it just becomes self-fulfilling.
2013-02-28 02:58:03 PM
2 votes:

Adalius: Subby is a bit misleading. Sure makes it sound like it happened in a school but then it says "it was unclear whether it was held on school grounds."

Accidents happen at shooting ranges too, should we shut them all down and ban them all so the only people left with guns are untrained and prone to more accidents? While we're at it, lets close down phy ed classes in schools because get bloody noses during dodgeball on occasion.


No, of course not.  Don't be silly.  We should fill shooting ranges with children.
2013-02-28 02:58:00 PM
2 votes:

Adalius: Subby is a bit misleading. Sure makes it sound like it happened in a school but then it says "it was unclear whether it was held on school grounds."

Accidents happen at shooting ranges too, should we shut them all down and ban them all so the only people left with guns are untrained and prone to more accidents? While we're at it, lets close down phy ed classes in schools because get bloody noses during dodgeball on occasion.


are you seriously equating getting hit in the face with a ball to being shot?
2013-02-28 02:47:51 PM
2 votes:
Surprised this is texas.  This had florida all over it.
2013-02-28 02:46:50 PM
2 votes:

Paul Baumer: One day, soon, a child is going to get seriously wounded or more likely killed by a school employee carrying a gun and that will put an end to this foolishness.  It's a shame we have to wait for that.


You know that there would be people who would respond to this by saying that all the children should be armed too, in order to protect themselves in just such a situation.  They will do so without a hint of irony in their voices.

"There was an old lady who swallowed a spider..."
2013-02-28 02:44:24 PM
2 votes:
You know in those samurai movies how there's always one guy who can't even draw his sword without cutting himself?
2013-02-28 02:40:49 PM
2 votes:
Overzealous staffer.  Non-incident.
2013-03-03 05:41:57 AM
1 votes:

juddcc: I live in east Texas now. Van's school mascot is the" Vandals". It is a stereotypical redneck town.

/I can only callously say "Good"


I hadn't had the opportunity to fully comprehend the diversity of Texas given my only previous experience until last weekend was driving across the panhandle on Historic Route 66.  Thanks to last weekend, though, I discovered that if there's any place you want to go to a furry convention and have your car die at the same time without blowing your budget, Addison is it.  Got the car fixed and had a hell of a time at Furry Fiesta without breaking the bank.  Though what you describe Van as, well, even the most remote parts of rural Indian Country Oklahoma I serve sounds downright metropolitan...
2013-02-28 06:58:23 PM
1 votes:
Everyone walking around with assault rifles, no one pays taxes and no government telling you what to do, and the only book that anyone reads is the holy one.

Texas: its like Pakistan for white people
2013-02-28 06:24:36 PM
1 votes:

Yogimus: English is my 3rd language.


You should follow the advice that some idiot Farker gave me earlier and murder your English teacher.
2013-02-28 05:49:59 PM
1 votes:
News Report: Someone shot at school:
Wayne LaPierre :"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. If someone had been armed at the school, this tragedy could have been prevented."

Update:  No, a school employee shot himself at school:
Wayne LaPierre :"We need mental health screening for school employees. Persons deemed to be suicidal should NOT be allowed to carry a gun at school."

Update 2: It was an accident.
Wayne LaPierre : "Proper firearms training would have prevented this shooting."

Update 3:  This was during weapons safety training that the administrator shot himself.
Wayne LaPierre : "We need more certified instructors at schools so that administrators at schools can receive more personalized instruction."

Update 4: It one on one instruction.
Wayne LaPierre : "Cold. Dead. Fingers."
2013-02-28 05:15:21 PM
1 votes:

Witty_Retort: Yogimus: RedT:


In the Gaby Gifford shooter, Sandy Hook shooter, Colorado Theater, Christmas Mall shooting, all the way back to Charles Whitman adults were "trusted with firearms until they self identified" as batshiat crazy.

/didn't really work out well.

Statistically speaking, that is an acceptable loss rate for the benefits firearm ownership gives to this country. My point is that just because ONE person does something stupid, doesn't mean everyone else should give up their right to self defense.

Thank you!!!

I've been trying to tell these a-holes that 20 dead kids is a small price to pay for the hot piece of metal that throbs when I tickle that trigger.


We got plenty of kids, if we need to sacrifice 20 of them once in a while, no biggie, although I do think it should be on national television with a national lottery, we can march 20 random kids onto a stage and shoot them, while dancing around singing "We Love the Second Amendment!"
2013-02-28 05:03:55 PM
1 votes:

Yogimus: RedT:


In the Gaby Gifford shooter, Sandy Hook shooter, Colorado Theater, Christmas Mall shooting, all the way back to Charles Whitman adults were "trusted with firearms until they self identified" as batshiat crazy.

/didn't really work out well.

Statistically speaking, that is an acceptable loss rate for the benefits firearm ownership gives to this country. My point is that just because ONE person does something stupid, doesn't mean everyone else should give up their right to self defense.


Thank you!!!

I've been trying to tell these a-holes that 20 dead kids is a small price to pay for the hot piece of metal that throbs when I tickle that trigger.
2013-02-28 05:02:54 PM
1 votes:
The answer is obvious, we need to ban schools.
2013-02-28 04:41:19 PM
1 votes:

Yogimus: GnomePaladin: And yet there are still mouth-breathers who will say that more firearms in schools is some kind of solution to the problem of people getting shot in schools. They can't even pull off a safety course without someone getting shot. A-farking-mazing.

Disarming cops should significantly reduce shootings as well.


It would in L.A.
2013-02-28 04:34:57 PM
1 votes:

Yogimus: evilmrsock: Yogimus: a concealed handgun class

Ah, so they were being TRAINED on firearms use, in a class full of adults.

So what you're telling me that someone paid good money to be taught how to not completely fark this up, and it STILL went wrong?

Some jackass brought a loaded gun to school, the teacher said "We can't have loaded guns in here", jackass says "Its not loaded, see?" and pulls trigger.   - This is why MOST safety courses don't actually allow guns to be brought to class.


And yet there are still mouth-breathers who will say that more firearms in schools is some kind of solution to the problem of people getting shot in schools.  They can't even pull off a safety course without someone getting shot.  A-farking-mazing.
2013-02-28 04:21:25 PM
1 votes:
Technical issue PEBOAF

/Problem exists between owner and firearm
2013-02-28 04:21:03 PM
1 votes:
What I admire most about the Republican party is its consistency.

"Teachers are overpaid babysitters! Most of them are too stupid to teach kids anything! Thanks to public schools, we have some of the dumbest kids in the world!"

"OMG, attacks on schools! Give teachers guns to protect the children!"

Amusing.
2013-02-28 04:12:27 PM
1 votes:

Big_Fat_Liar: anti-Bill of Rights assholes


Oh... is that the new right wing phrase to try and shut down anyone who DARES to try and come up with solutions to the rampant gun problems? Nice word twisting.

Just like people aren't Pro Choice. They're PRO ABORTION!

Lame, dude. Lame.
2013-02-28 04:01:16 PM
1 votes:
Yes, subby is a douche.  And I'm gldad to see Fark is still home to so many Anti-gun douches who spew even more douchbagery.
2013-02-28 03:56:31 PM
1 votes:

kombat_unit: Meh, as long as the teachers are popping whiny leftist twats, it'll be fine.



i45.tinypic.com
2013-02-28 03:55:46 PM
1 votes:
It's funny how so many NRA supporters go on and on about how "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." and "It's the gun owner's responsibility to safely use it," however, as soon as something like this happns, the tune changes to "The gun malfunctioned,""It just went off," and "Accidents happen."

Kind of inconsistent, don't ya think?
2013-02-28 03:49:45 PM
1 votes:

Ego edo infantia cattus: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.

So... guns DO kill people?


Only when provided to drug cartels by the Obama administration.
2013-02-28 03:43:16 PM
1 votes:
When I got my chl, the class i took was almost entirely populated with teachers (this is in TX also).  It...creeped me out.  All of about 5 of them had their minds in the right place, they others were a little too...excited.

/On lady kept asking the instructor if she could shoot anybody that came onto her property.
//The instructor explained 4 times that just because it's technically legal*, doesn't mean it's right, or you'll be found innocent.  My favorite response of his was "Close your front door."
///"So I can shoot 'em, right?"  Instructor--*facepalm*
2013-02-28 03:41:59 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.


The mechanical malfunction was that the human component wasn't operating at an acceptable performance level. An initiative to recall all these faulty parts has met with some public backlash
recently so resolving these issues may take some time.
2013-02-28 03:36:41 PM
1 votes:
2013-02-28 03:18:33 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: Yogimus: MFAWG: Paul Baumer: One day, soon, a child is going to get seriously wounded or more likely killed by a school employee carrying a gun and that will put an end to this foolishness.  It's a shame we have to wait for that.

It's the price we pay for Freedumb.


Here is the thing: Kids have already been shot in schools when we tried it your way.

Creating a situation where they're even more likely to get shot seems like a typically brain dead, conservative solution


Libertarian/Humanist. Sorry, you missed with your labeling.

/must be because you are a filthy swede
2013-02-28 03:10:09 PM
1 votes:

Paul Baumer: One day, soon, a child is going to get seriously wounded or more likely killed by a school employee carrying a gun and that will put an end to this foolishness.  It's a shame we have to wait for that.


It's the price we pay for Freedumb.
2013-02-28 03:06:02 PM
1 votes:

Paul Baumer: Oh, and "a mechanical malfunction with his weapon caused his gun to misfire" sounds a hell of a lot like "the gun went off while I was cleaning it" which is universally interpreted as  "I was doing something stupid".


So much this. The odds of a modern gun just magically going off are similar to me getting to nail Kate Upton.
2013-02-28 03:05:27 PM
1 votes:

curtis_e_bare: Adalius: Subby is a bit misleading. Sure makes it sound like it happened in a school but then it says "it was unclear whether it was held on school grounds."

Accidents happen at shooting ranges too, should we shut them all down and ban them all so the only people left with guns are untrained and prone to more accidents? While we're at it, lets close down phy ed classes in schools because get bloody noses during dodgeball on occasion.

No, of course not.  Don't be silly.  We should fill shooting ranges with children.


They would get VERY GOOD AT DODGEBALL.

/at least, the ones that were left...
2013-02-28 03:00:59 PM
1 votes:
This is why you don't let Barney fife keep his gun loaded
2013-02-28 02:58:57 PM
1 votes:
Hee-haw!
2013-02-28 02:56:33 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.


Well, given that it's an instructor that assumably does this thousands of time in a given year, I'd give slightly more credence to it being an actual malfunction instead of negligence.  And it's a ricochet that got 'em, so at least the gun was pointed in a safe direction.

That said, why was the instructor fiddling with a loaded gun in the classroom?  I know my CCP teacher was armed during the lecture segment, but it stayed in its holster where it's supposed to be until we were actually out on the range doing the practical qualifier.  I'm somewhat skeptical of a teacher that's doing something that could set off a mechanical failure while they're in a building with other people, I don't even clean my pistol unless I know where my roommate is and have never removed it from its carrier outside of my house and the range.

I'm kinda... dubious about the competence involved here, though technically I'd call the story somewhat plausible, basically.
2013-02-28 02:52:18 PM
1 votes:
I would not allow my child to attend a public school with armed teachers.

I've worked in a public school before. Half of the teachers there shouldn't be trusted with cleaning solvents, much less firearms. And that wasn't even in Texas.
2013-02-28 02:48:28 PM
1 votes:
As long as there's no collateral damage, I approve of people hurting themselves through incompetence.

/I guess that's hardly a radical position on Fark.
2013-02-28 02:48:01 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.


So... guns DO kill people?
2013-02-28 02:46:38 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Mechanical malfunction"?
Sounds like someone's trying to blame the gun.


See? Guns  do kill people.

/or injure, in this case
2013-02-28 02:45:49 PM
1 votes:
I live in east Texas now. Van's school mascot is the" Vandals". It is a stereotypical redneck town.

/I can only callously say "Good"
2013-02-28 02:43:10 PM
1 votes:
It's more likely that the malfunction was in the interface between the teacher and the weapon.
2013-02-28 02:41:51 PM
1 votes:
I laughed.
2013-02-28 02:41:36 PM
1 votes:
Is there a "we saw this coming a mile away" category?
2013-02-28 02:40:48 PM
1 votes:
Surprised it took this long.
2013-02-28 02:39:28 PM
1 votes:
Won't someone think of the gunless gang members!
 
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