This is a pretty interesting story:
Classroom teachers could stop school shootings by carrying concealed weapons, say gun-rights advocates who plan to offer the required training Thursday for 200 Utah teachers.
The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed-weapons training for the teachers. Instruction featuring plastic guns is set to begin at noon Thursday inside a conference room at Maverick Center, a hockey arena in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley.
It’s an idea gaining traction in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting. In Ohio, the Buckeye Firearms Association said it was launching a test program in tactical firearms training for 24 teachers initially.
Now this is some reaction to the school shooting, but its nothing new.
Educators say Utah legislators left them with no choice but to accept some guns in schools. State law forbids schools, districts or college campuses from trying to impose their own gun restrictions.
Odd how we haven’t heard about any of this crap going down in Utah? Don’t the antis say that such laws make things MORE dangerous? Yet another “Blood in the Streets” prediction.
Now teachers aren’t cops, SWAT teams, or tactical ninjas, still I agree with this sentiment:
“We’re not suggesting that teachers roam the halls” for an armed intruder, said Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, the state’s leading gun lobby. “They should lock down the classroom. But a gun is one more option if the shooter” breaks into a classroom.
In think we all read the the accounts of the Sandy Hook principal rushing into the classroom to help her students. She was simply gunned down. It was a heroic act, but she was defenseless by law. The law is also the reason why this prick chose a school, lots of bodies packed into a small space, and no guns until the police arrive. Like all these shooters he died with ammo on him, but the police had shown up, so his moment to shine was over, and he took his life like the coward he was.
“It’s a terrible idea,” said Carol Lear, a chief lawyer for the Utah Office of Education, who argues teachers could be overpowered for their guns or misfire or cause an accidental shooting. “It’s a horrible, terrible, no-good, rotten idea.”
Yep, and all those predictions haven’t happened, and will continue not to happen. Anti-rights activists love to talk about worst case scenarios that never happen…while ignoring criminals who illegally acquired guns, broke dozens of laws, and have no qualms about committing wanton acts of murder cornering unarmed teachers who have nothing to do but wait for the police to show up.
In the case of Sandy Hook, the response time was 20 mins. Hey but let’s talk about what-if scenarios that haven’t happened, while ignoring events that happen with eerie similarity!