Skip to comments.Armed Teacher Pilot Program to Provide Free Training to Educators - [Buckeye Firearms Assoc.]
Posted on 12/20/2012 6:37:23 PM PST by bimboeruption
DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a pilot program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge.
The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Pilot Program for a comprehensive 3-day training class at Tactical Defense Institute in West Union, Ohio. Based on the response to this pilot program, we will roll out classes to other training facilities."
The program will begin by accepting 24 teachers. All expenses, including class tuition, ammunition, and lodging (which are expected to total approximately $1,000 per teacher), will be paid by Buckeye Firearms Foundation and outside donations. Officials will be invited to attend the class at no cost to help develop appropriate training guidelines.
"The long-term goal is to develop a standard Armed Teacher curriculum and make the training available to any teacher or school official," said Hanson. "To begin, we will use funds from our educational foundation and solicit donations from corporations to pay for the pilot program. Going forward, we will seek funding from a variety of sources to expand the program."
BFA's educational foundation is finalizing details of the Armed Teacher Pilot Program and will announce the first class in early January. Interested educators can submit their name for consideration by using the Contact Form at www.BuckeyeFirearms.org. Identities of participants will be kept strictly confidential.
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Although well-intended, I’m not sure arming more employees of the labor unions is such a great idea.
This is great. Open Fire Zones are the primary problem.
Between having babies, nursing babies, and grad school, the one thing I’ve wanted to do yet have continued to put off is get my CCW. I’m almost the last in my family to do so. I’m also a high school teacher. If Ohio allows teachers to carry I’m in.
It’s one of the faster ways of converting people to our side. This is not a bad thing.
Several female teachers are active members of our Tea Party.
Don’t they have armed, plain-clothes `sky marshalls’ on airplanes? Why do liberals force people to put their kids in their lousy schools, then leave them less protected than air travelers?
The problem is not guns, it’s people with mental problems.
And the solution to a bad guy with a gun is ... ? Buehler?
If Ferris were here he would say—A good guy with a gun.
See, the bad guys will always have guns. Even if guns are illegal. We’re all on the same page with this one.
But most lefties will have trouble with this logic, so they will try to take all the good guys’ guns away. Then things get really ... sticky and that’s really unfortunate.
That they’re so stupid, I mean. Most lefties are as dumb as 20 oz. Estwing framing hammers. Talking to a liberal is like trying to carry on a conversation with an Irish Setter.
I’ve got an idea: Let’s ban guys like Chris Matthews. But it hasn’t come to that yet and hopefully it won’t.
I live in a rural area. A few years back, some of the high school kids, were taken to the Ashbrook Center to hear Wayne Lapierre.
I could see the teachers in my school district arming themselves.
Just heard today that my granddaughter’s school now has an armed policeman on duty every day. Local sheriff there said he had deputies on duty who do nothing but paper work all day and they can be paid to do paper work at the school. So the school gave them an office. Now that is what I call solving a problem on the cheap. The school shall remain nameless as will the state in which it sits. That is how much I trust MY government (/s)
“Talking to a liberal is like trying to carry on a conversation with an Irish Setter.”
I agree with most of what you said...HOWEVER, I would much rather talk to any of my 4 dogs than ANY of my IDIOT, lib, UAW, die-hard Democrat, Kucinich/Obama-loving, Cleveland relatives. Trying to reason with them is an exercise in futility.
Your sheriff is on the ball!
Those that I've owned were more intelligent and better conversationalists than any liberal I've ever known. None of the Irish Setters required a teleprompter.
Sadly, not my sheriff, but sheriff where my grandchild goes to school in another state.
My Wolfhounds don’t require a teleprompter either.
The Irish have a talent for eloquence in conversation.
Tell me about them. I was owned by two. Both females and lucky for us, unusually long lived. Our first, a pick of the litter, lived for exactly 8 years. Our second, a rescue, (we were told she was18 months old) lived almost another 11 years. Fantastic, intelligent companions and protectors.
The daffiest dog I’ve ever known was a Springer spaniel. How’s that?
But I too would take a dog any day over, say, a humanities associate professor.
Now I’m going to hear from the spaniel crowd ... simmer down y’all, back I say!`Beau’ was a good ol’ boy, just, ah say, ah say, *high-strung* is all ah’m sayin’, a spirited pup, yeah, that’s it.
I'm not a crowd. I rescued a 6 year old, deaf, male, liver and white springer 2 1/2 years ago. Couldn't ask for a more affectionate, devoted, intelligent dog. He lays right on my feet while I'm at the computer. I move, he moves.
This is my first experience with the breed and I'm sure I was blessed.
I’ve had Wolfies since 1988...Maggie, Maire, Enya, Siobhan, Medbh, Fiona, Ruari, Clare and Aife.
The longest living one lived one week after her 9th. birthday. You are VERY blessed to have one live to 12.
The only bad thing about the breed is their short lifespans. They never act hyper — not even when they’re pups. And they don’t act up in the house. NICE, NICE dogs.
I dread the day when I’m too old to have one.
We purchased our first Wolfhound, Bonnie in 1977 after a wolf attacked our 2 Irish Setters, killing one and severely wounding the other. The only creatures she feared were moose. She chased black and grizzly bears from our yard.
Our second was a rescue, Boshaylah, that we got in 1986. Both ours were fawn color, Bonnie being close to white. Both slept in the middle of the bed and they loved to travel. I took them with me wherever I went, including work.
Are any of yours related to one another? What colors are they?
This is a good stop-gap kind of thing, but I think the teacher is already a state employee and part of the state teachers retirement system and licensed by the state to teach.
They should also be required to be law officers and certification in relevant portions of that required in their quest for a teaching license.
Better than having ONE Sheriff Deputy as a "resource officer" to float between buildings. He's a nice guy, but he's only one for almost 4000 Staff and Students.