Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Let The School Teachers Carry Concealed Weapons
Teachers In Ohio, Texas Flock To Free Gun Training Classes
By KIM PALMER and JIM FORSYTH
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 Dec. 14 tragedy in Newtown, Conn., 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.
Supporters say an armed teacher could have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook, where a 20-year-old man armed with a military-style assault rifle killed 20 children and six adults before killing himself.
"What we know is that these spree killers are looking for the highest death toll possible. They look for no-gun zones like schools," Valentino said. "It doesn't make sense that we guard our gold with guns and we guard our kids with hope."
The Buckeye Firearms Association, which successfully lobbied for 2004 legislation allowing people to carry concealed handguns, is offering all eligible state educators free admission to what it calls "an intensive three-day class where you will learn many of the same skills and tactics used by first responders."
Of the more than 900 applicants so far, 73 percent were teachers and 10 percent were kindergarten teachers, Valentino said. Sixty percent were male and 51 percent worked in high schools, he said.
Guns And The Law
Ohio law does not expressly prohibit guns in schools and leaves it to each individual school board to set policy. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine referred to teachers as "first responders" after the Connecticut shootings and announced his office would expand safety training for Ohio school employees.
Texas state law allows teachers who have concealed handgun permits to carry weapons into public school classrooms as long as they have permission from the district superintendent.
Measures introduced in the Texas legislature since the Sandy Hook shooting would make it easier to carry firearms onto college campuses and into schools and other public places where weapons are now banned.
Josh Felker, who teaches the firearms classes in suburban San Antonio, said many of the teachers have told him they plan to carry weapons into their classrooms, even at risk of losing their jobs.
"They are upset at what happened, and no one is going to hurt their kids," said Felker, who offered the class to teachers for free over the holiday break. "One teacher said flat out, 'I don't care if the law changes or not, I'm going to take it to school.' Most of them just want to protect their kids."
On Thursday, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy will offer its first "Active Shooter Training Response for Educators Course," which up to now has been reserved for police officers.
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(Its real simple. Let the teachers and other citizens carry concealed weapons. Concealed weapons require a permit. Criminals don't get concealed carry permits!!! Criminals carry concealed weapons also. The 2nd ammendment allows citizens to arm themselves against criminals and the government.
The governors, senators, fraud president all have protection in the form of police or body guards. Many senators, governors want you to not be able to protect yourself yet they protect themselves with armed security or concealed weapons.
All people who want to register your guns in reality want to take them away and leave you defenseless!
Why the feds want a national registry for guns
The reason the federal government wants a national registry for guns is if they know who owns the weapon they then can come to get them or fine you if you don't turn them in when a law is passed to ban certain weapons or ammo.
If you go to a gun show or by a gun from an individual...no registration is required.
The feds etc don't know you own the gun or what type or how many.
Criminals don't register guns, only citizens do that obey the government laws.
((The obama regime will do everything possible to diminish your right to own or carry a gun. WE THE PEOPLE need to do everything possible to diminish the government's ability to curtail our right to self defense!
I urge everybody and their brother to buy and sell guns. Buy and sell guns from individuals everywhere. Its your Constitutional right to bear arms. Its your Constitutional right to buy or sell arms.
Remember I said buy or sell guns from individuals if possible because there is NO REGISTRATION requirment. Therefore the gun you own is not in a database the government can use when they decide to pass a unlawful law that allows the confiscation of a weapon.))
The feds nor local officals don't need to know how many guns you own nor do they need to know what type of gun you own.
Do you know how many guns law enforcment have? Do you know what type they are? etc etc.
No and you don't need to know.
Why does the doctor ask you if you own a gun and how many?
Its because the feds made a law urging doctors to find out about your guns!
The government wants to know who owns guns and how many.
If the government knows who owns the guns they can pass a law to take them.
If the government doesn't know who owns the guns they will not know where to come get them.
So buy a gun from an individual. Your neighbor, friend, coworker, doctor, dentist, barber, baker, truck driver, cashier, construction worker, brother, uncle, sister, cousin, boyfriend, girlfriend, policeman, fireman, electrician, waitress, teller, etc etc etc.
Its is legal to buy or sell a weapon from an individual.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!!
This is why the government wants to register all guns, so a central database is maintained to take away the gun you have registered with the government when the government decides to pass a law to do so!
The criminals and the fed government don't want you to be armed.
Why you should oppose an “assault weapons ban” even if you don’t own any etc Pod Cast.
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