I guess the idea of the legislation — to allow trained teachers to carry weapons in school — would work as well here in Mississippi as anywhere; yet, I still have serious reservations. I think of my high school science teacher, who weighed 80 pounds on a good day, going Dirty Harry on someone. And honestly, how horrible is it that we even live in a world where this is an even a conversation.

Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.