Pro-NRA Sheriff Gets Torched On Live TV By Parkland Teacher Who Doesn’t Want To Shoot Anyone: Watch
On Thursday, during a CNN discussion, Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Sarah Lerner called out Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones who approved of Donald Trump’s idea of giving teachers guns.
“I have no desire to own a gun, shoot a gun, carry a gun, touch a gun,” Lerner told Jones. “I don’t think my coming to school with a gun would have changed anything. I wasn’t in the building. I’m in building six, not building 12. So, if I would have been on campus with a gun, there would have literally been nothing for me to do.”
Host Jim Sciutto asked the school teacher if she would have “felt” safer if she had a gun.
“I don’t need to have a gun to keep me safe,” she said. “I knew the SWAT team, FBI, Broward sheriffs office, local offices were here securing the campus would keep me safe. That made me feel safe. If I had been in my classroom with 15 students, I wouldn’t have used it. I didn’t see the shooter. I heard the shots when I went outside. But having a gun would do me no good.”
Lerner added that if she had a gun it would’ve been locked up and would not have been able to pull a weapon and take a guy out. She called the idea absurd.
“If I had a gun on campus, it would have been locked in my closet, and if somebody had come in the room, in the time it would take me to get my keys and open my closet I would would be dead,” she explained.
Jones argued that the only solution is to give teachers guns because the police won’t be able to arrive in time.
Sciutto pointed out that there was an Armed Resource Officer and trained uniformed guard and neither of them took the shooter out.
“Listen, I don’t want to attack this one person too much,” he said. “I spoke to a U.S. retired U.S. general tonight who commanded troops in Iraq and said that reaction to violence is not uncommon. I mean, if the armed trained uniformed security guard at Parkland didn’t do it, why would we expect teachers like Sarah or others to be that frontline responder?”
“So, just for argument sake, sheriff, if I were to have a gun and carry it at school and this happened in the cafeteria where I am not, how am I helping?” Lerner questioned Jones. “If someone comes into my classroom and I’m on the other side of the room not near my gun, how is the gun going to help keep me safe? He’s going to shoot me before I can access my gun?”
The sheriff had no answer but to tell Lerner to beg for her life.
“Only thing to do is beg for your life or wait for the police to get there,” he confessed. “You have people that are trained.”
“So, if I’m going to be shot anyway, then why do I need to carry a gun?” she interrupted.
“Because you’ll save the lives of other students,” he tried to claim, after just admitting nothing would save her. “If you had the gun you wouldn’t be shot.”
Take a look at the argument below: