The Blaze reports:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Sunday said he wished the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary had been armed so she could have protected the school when a gunman burst in and started spraying bullets.
“I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, when she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids,” Gohmert said on “Fox News Sunday.”
In the wake of last week’s horrifying tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson, a Central Point Republican, sent out an email to three local superintendents saying that teachers should be allowed to carry guns on campus, and that armed teachers could have prevented the carnage in Connecticut.
Gawker obtained the email from a source on Monday and reprinted it in its entirety, excerpted here:
If I had been a teacher or the principal at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and if the school district did not preclude me from having access to a firearm, either by concealed carry or locked in my desk, most of the murdered children would still be alive, and the gunman would still be dead, and not by suicide.
[O]ur children’s safety depends on having a number of well-trained school employees on every campus who are prepared to defend our children and save their lives?
Yes. Just what is needed. An arms race. Fantastic.