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In the debate over whether to arm schoolteachers with firearms, one simple question isn’t being asked often enough. How do teachers feel about it? According to one pedagogue who witnessed the Parkland horror first-hand, faculty members would rather be part of a real solution than add more gunfire to a growing epidemic.

Faced with the “let’s arm teachers” slogan during a CNN debate, Douglas High instructor Sarah Lerner tells NRA-fanatic Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County just where to stick his weapons. “How is (a locked-up firearm) going to help keep me safe? (A school shooter) is going to shoot me before I can access my gun,” she points out.

Then it gets testy. Arguing through grief and frustration, Lerner traps the Sheriff with plain logic and forces Jones to admit his proposed “solution” amounts to absolutely nothing.

Nice mustache. Nice hat. Terrible idea. Two out of three ain’t good.

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.