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#EndorseThis: Teacher Tells Gun Nut Where To Stick The Weapon He Wants To Give Her

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.

#EndorseThis: Trump White House Official Crushed By Maddow For Ugly Parkland Comment

Let’s admit it. Sometimes, trolls on social media seem happy when something terrible happens, so long as it makes the other side look bad. Whether it’s fires, floods or a housing crisis, a reprehensible minority of Twitter users react with glee, so long as the story hurts their political opponents. Reasonable Americans tune it out – we’ve come to expect it.

But we usually don’t expect it from the White House. Unfortunately, nothing is out-of-bounds in the Trump era.

Rachel Maddow’s newest viral monologue calls out a current White House official for telling The Washington Post that the  administration got a “reprieve” due to the unimaginable terror of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Even worse, the official wasn’t just speaking for themselves. Listen to Maddow’s tremendous take-down of the sickos at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as she exposes the unfeeling nihilism of the Trump team.