Come across a couple of pieces mentioning our State Senator’s views on guns, schools, and the Newtown Shooting:
1. Sen. Tome thinks teachers should be armed.
State Senator Jim Tomes says teachers are closest to students, the first responders to any emergency and, for those reasons, should be armed.
Arming union thugs? Should make the next State House protest more interesting. . . except, of course, the State House is about the one place where the General Assembly still seems to think guns should be prohibited.
2. Sen. Delph views the Newtown murders as a consequence of government prayer not being permitted in schools. (Individual prayer is, of course, not prohibited.)
Instead, Delph said, the “evil that occurred” in Connecticut last Friday stemmed from an abandoning of traditional family and faith values.
“When we ban prayer from school, when we become hostile as a culture to traditional faith and values,” he said, “I think that has a negative coarsening effect on the culture, and it’s really sad.”
Which, of course, explains why the less religious countries of western Europe are awash in mass murders.
Note on governance: These two senators represent 7.7% of a majority vote in the Senate.