You will be surprised to learn that I didn’t plan on posting about this.
I figured that anybody who has ever read my blog knows precisely where I stand on this issue. So I left it in that barren wasteland where all unused posts go — DRAFTS.
But then tonight I read a blog post that broke my heart.
Most of you know my bloggin’ buddy, TwinDaddy of Finding Twindaddy. He has a new job doing tech-ie stuff at a school, and he wrote about ALICE at his school in a post called “A Sad State of Affairs.”
Alice? Who’s ALICE?
Alice is an acronym that stands for: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The drills that students, teachers and administrators of our American — Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition — schools must perform periodically so that everybody is ready in the event that an active shooter comes to their school.
High School Students, Teachers and Administrators
Junior High School Students, Teachers and Administrators
Elementary School Students, Teachers and Administrators
Somehow, I don’t think this has gone down to the nursery school level. Give it time.
Anyway, deleted what I had drafted because it was lame. But after reading Twin Daddy’s post, I thought I’d show you the algorithm that one school in Michigan came up with. It’s quite creative.
Because, you see, not only do they (and folks in other states) have to worry about some nutcase coming through the door blasting, but they have to worry about other nutcases. Yup, folks in many states need to figure out how to deal with potential crisis situations because of the folks who have been dubbed “ammosexuals.” Ammosexuals are those particular nutcases who believe that their right to openly carry any fucking gun they please, and to waive it around, proclaiming their god-given/NRAsponsored right to bear arms, trumps your kids’ rights to, well, you know, breathe.
Because, of course, in states where it is legal to “open carry” guns, how can you tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys.” So they had to come up with a decision tree:
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Of course, by the time any school administrator could figure out that, well, that’s a bad guy, they’re probably dead. Not a whole lot of help, then, is it? Oh well, what’s a few more gun deaths in America? It’s what we’re becoming famous for worldwide. Once folks thought our streets were paved with gold — now they are paved with blood and bullet casings.
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We really need to figure out, as a society, how to get a handle back on our brains, so that we can protect, at a minimum, our kids.
Oh and as an aside, I passed through Newtown a few months ago. I saw a pickup truck with this bumper sticker:
This is the ammosexuals’ response to the message that sane people in Sandy Hook put forth after the massacre:
And it made me realize just how important gun control laws are. Because I wanted to shoot the asshole driving that truck.