Reason #1 Why Sideshow Bob’s Teachers-Packing-Heat Bill Might Be a Bad Idea


    Del. “Sideshow Bob” Marshall is out with his latest bill, HB91, which would allow “full-time faculty members of public institutions of higher education who possess a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on campus.” Sound like a good idea to you? Well, it certainly doesn’t to a Blue Virginia reader, who emailed me to ask, “Can you imagine this guy with Bob Marshall’s bill?” Having watched the video, I’d be inclined to say “no.” Actually, “hell no!” 🙂 How about you?

    • kindler

      … It would be: “Feel lucky today, punks?”

      No, that would be way too tempting for too many teachers surrounded by screaming little urchins…

    • totallynext

      Pack?  Seriously we have got to start assessing cost of bs legislation that these jokers bring up and the small minority of people who want this crap.  Be pretty good campaign and educational purpose for the non informed va voter.  

      While roads are crumbling, schools getting cuts, your republican lesgislature introduced xx gun laws at a cost to commonwealth of xx….  Also assess loss opportunity cost of time and staff money in not addressing actually freaking legislation that help the majority of citizens.

    • Teddy Goodson

      a movie or television show? Seems staged—– but all too probable in real life. One wonders where the class went after this introduction. I had one or two grouchy elementary school teachers in my life, all women, and one high school teacher, a combat Air Force vet who went bananas when a light plane crashed into the ocean nearby (and they pulled body parts from the surf). The worst we students had to fear in those days was being hassled and getting a bad grade unfairly… not being shot.  

    • hrprogressive

      But I am in the minority of not-conservatives who think more people should be allowed to carry firearms.

      Students, teachers, anyone on a campus of a public university who has their permit ought to be allowed to carry it. It’s not like our universities are already hotbeds of people beating the shit out of each other randomly so hey let’s give them guns and that’ll be great…but oh wait, our campuses DO have a lot of crime problems, and students and teachers alike are more or less powerless to defend themselves?

      You’ll never find me with an NRA membership or anything, but safe and responsible gun ownership ought to mean being able to carry in more places than your own home.