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The NEA, Feinstein and the Obama administration must be grinding the hell out of their collective teeth on this one! Big Grin

Quote:Teachers in Ohio, Texas flock to free gun training classes
By Kim Palmer and Jim Forsyth | Reuters – 1 hr 31 mins ago

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CLEVELAND/SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - School teachers in Texas and Ohio are flocking to free firearms classes in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, some vowing to protect their students with guns even at the risk of losing their jobs.

In Ohio, more than 900 teachers, administrators and school employees asked to take part in the Buckeye Firearms Association's newly created, three-day gun training program, the association said.

In Texas, an $85 Concealed Handgun License (CHL) course offered at no cost to teachers filled 400 spots immediately, forcing the school to offer another class, one instructor said.

"Any teacher who is licensed and chooses to be armed should be able to be armed," said Gerald Valentino, co-founder of the Buckeye Firearms Association. "It should be every teacher's choice."

The December 14 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, sparked a national debate about whether to arm teachers, prompting passionate arguments on both sides.

The deaths of 6- and 7-year-old school children led President Barack Obama to promise "meaningful action" to curtail gun violence, while the National Rifle Association has advocated arming teachers and placing trained guards in each of the country's 100,000 schools.

Ohio and Texas are not the first to offer no-cost arms training to teachers. Just days after the Connecticut mass murder, some 200 teachers in Utah underwent free instruction from gun activists.

Critics ridicule arming teachers as a foolhardy idea promoted by overzealous gun enthusiasts, saying it would only add danger to the classroom while distracting teachers from their job of educating children.

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It's not just Texas and Ohio. Utah allows legally carried guns on school grounds and after the shooting there was a free training offer for teachers. They filled all the spots almost immediately.

Sometimes all you need to do to stop criminals is offer the training and promote the hell out of it. In Florida the number of rapes had skyrocketed so either the local PD or the Sheriffs office offered a free gun training course for women. They advertised the crap out of it and a lot of women showed up. The number of rapes plummetted after that.
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Proud to say that my dad is one of the Ohio applicants. He is a retired professional who substitute teaches part-time for extra money.
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Quote:Critics ridicule arming teachers as a foolhardy idea promoted by overzealous gun enthusiasts, saying it would only add danger to the classroom while distracting teachers from their job of educating children.

I'd say the teachers disagree wholeheartedly with those critics. This stuff pisses off the antis to no end. It shows that the people they think should be the most supportive aren't buying their bullshit.
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halftrack;64573 Wrote:
Quote:Critics ridicule arming teachers as a foolhardy idea promoted by overzealous gun enthusiasts, saying it would only add danger to the classroom while distracting teachers from their job of educating children.

I'd say the teachers disagree wholeheartedly with those critics. This stuff pisses off the antis to no end. It shows that the people they think should be the most supportive aren't buying their bullshit.

Yep. Because everyone knows when you're carrying a gun it's simply too distracting to do anything else. Like, walk, chew gum, drive, etc.
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