Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Probably The Stupidest Thing You’ll Read Today

Megan McArdle at The Daily Beast says that to prevent another schoolhouse massacre, kids should rush the attacker.

I’d also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once.

Apparently she was serious.

Not that I would wish that sort of thing on anyone, but the next time it happens, let’s all turn to Ms. McArdle and tell her, “You first.”

5 barks and woofs on “Probably The Stupidest Thing You’ll Read Today

  1. File this along with the message from several deep thinkers who offered the idea that all teachers should have a pistol in his/her desk drawer. Can you imagine the chaos when some kid drops a book? It seems none of these bright bulbs have processed the fact that the shooters all seem to have found a source for complete body armor including face masks. It would take a squad of counter-terrorists to take him down, not your average kindergarten teacher.

  2. ! Smooth brain! OMG, I love it… I haven’t heard that in decades and had completely forgotten it. Thank you, Mike in Texas, that made my day. (Still laughing.)

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