Friday, October 20, 2006

Republican: Use schoolbooks to stymie snipers

Today's dispatch from the lunacy disguised as Republican "ideas": let's give every school kid an old textbook so they can use it to ward off bullets from school shooters.

MINCO, Okla. -- One of Oklahoma's nominees for state superintendent of education has proposed a unique idea for protecting students from outbreaks of violence.

Bill Crozier, a Union City Republican going against incumbent Democrat Sandy Garrett, said he believes old textbooks could be used to stop bullets shot from weapons wielded by school intruders.

If elected, he said he would put thick used textbooks under every desk for students to use in self-defense....

"This would be to protect the children in an immediate situation. This is something that any student, any classroom in the country could do immediately," he said.

Crozier said he believes his test was not scientific. Instead, he said, he wanted to demonstrate what might happen if a student used a textbook as protection in the event of a school shooting.

"Not everybody would be saved in that situation, of course. But many of them would, and instead of running away or being lined up ... this is a way for the children to fight back," he said.

And there's video. The guy rounded up some fellow good old boys and taped himself essentially stalking and hunting innocent schoolbooks. If you do nothing else this weekend, please, click this link and spend five minutes watching this. You won't be disappointed.

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