A dopey – and rather sexist “law enforcement expert” said that teachers shouldn’t be allowed to carry concealed weapons in schools because most teachers are women and – here we go – women wear skirts.
The bizarre end-run around a common-sense rule comes courtesy of “CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes.” Fuentes was an assistant director of the FBI under President George W. Bush and was director of the FBI’s Office of International Operations. He seems to have a pretty stellar career, which doesn’t explain the odd comment.
“You can’t put it in your desk drawer; somebody might steal it, and you can’t get to it,” he said. “You’re not going to have it in a safe in the principal’s office; you can’t get to it.”
The only feasible option, Fuentes argued, is for teachers to have the gun “on your person, hiding it.”
“If you wear a dress, if you wear a skirt, are you going to have to wear a jacket everyday with a belt and a holster, the way a detective on duty would do?” he asked. “It’s not a real practical solution for a variety of reasons.”
Of course, Mr. Fuentes ignores that there are several schools where the teachers are already carrying concealed weapons, with no complaints from the female teachers.
In addition – and this is the point that most leftists ignore – you’re not going to require all teachers to carry a weapon. You’re going to find volunteers who are trained and equipped with the ability to defend the school, themselves and the children.