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Harry Shriver on Women Teachers and Guns


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Atheist Republic (News)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): n.d.

Hement Mehta, the best Friendly Atheist around, reported on Alabama State Rep. Harry Shriver considering the arming of schoolteachers as a ineffective overall methodology to protect middle and high school students.

He thinks that since many women are teachers, women are scared of guns, and so teachers should not be armed.

Shriver said, “I’ve heard … that 75 percent of Republicans support it, [the arming of teachers,] but I was there live and in person and I know what it is like in the schools … Most women wouldn’t like to be put in that position.”

In a conversation with, Shriver continued with the same comments. He talked about not all women; but most schools have the majority of teachers who are women. Mehta stated that the right position was taken for the wrong reasons.

In an interview, Shriver said,

“I’m not saying all (women), but in most schools, women are (the majority) of the teachers. … Some of them just don’t want to (be trained to possess firearms). If they want to, then that’s good. But most of them don’t want to learn how to shoot like that and carry a gun.”

Mehta argues more guns in teachers’ hands will create more gun violence, not less.


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