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Gun Group To Give Armed Teacher Training In 15 States (Buckeye Firearms Foundation Course)
Salon ^ | Jan 2, 2013 02:41 PM CST | Natasha Lennard

Posted on 01/02/2013 6:38:19 PM PST by drewh

Although many lawmakers, the president and gun control advocates immediately scoffed at the NRA’s suggestion that schools needed more armed personnel to avoid tragedies like that of Sandy Hook Elementary last month, teachers and school staff are voluntarily flocking to arms training courses.

Ohio-based Buckeye Firearms Foundation has launched an Armed Teacher Training curriculum to offer gun training to teachers and school workers.

According to Ohio’s Fox 19, “As of Wednesday, the Armed Teacher Training Program has attracted more than 600 applicants from several states including Ohio, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.”

More than one-third of the 600 applicants are female.

According to Fox, the program, which will officially launch in Spring 2013, will take teachers through intensive gun training and will have course attendees take the same firearms test as law enforcement officers.

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/02/2013 6:38:22 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

You won’t see the MSM reporting any of these training sessions.

Too bad.

I would love to see weekly topic shows of teachers being trained to use firearms.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 6:48:03 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: drewh

California? Illinois?

Heh


3 posted on 01/02/2013 6:49:21 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: drewh

Schools are becoming more dangerous every day, & not just from random shooters. Angry parents & thuggish students also contribute to the danger.

Teachers are directly in the line of fire. Despite Liberal gun control propaganda, many realize that they will be victims without adequate security. Many have already become victims. Personal security, or the lack of it - fear, is a powerful motivator.

If teachers abandon the absurdity of defenseless schools, the gun control lobby is finished.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 8:22:38 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

Teacher here - how do I get in contact with these folks?


5 posted on 01/03/2013 1:51:13 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: drewh; All
What would be the first thing that would come to someone's mind looking at these photos?


6 posted on 01/03/2013 5:54:30 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: drewh

Washington???


7 posted on 01/03/2013 6:13:22 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Wonder Warthog

Washington state law on guns in schools from:

http://www.k12.wa.us/Safetycenter/Weapons/default.aspx

“Exemptions to state and federal prohibitions on possession of firearms are made for persons who are licensed by the state to carry a concealed pistol. The GFSZA provides an allowance for licensed persons to possess firearms within 1000 feet of a school, and state law allows those licensed to carry a concealed pistol to possess a firearm on school grounds while picking up or dropping off a student. State law prohibits loaded firearms inside school facilities except for security and law enforcement.”

I think the Washington applicant to the gun training may not know the law, or he may think it will be changed. One new representative has introduced legislation to do precisely that.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 6:20:33 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What would be the first thing that would come to someone's mind looking at these photos?

Creepy.

Thanks for the fotos. I'm printing them out and pasting them on some targets for my next trip to the range.

9 posted on 01/03/2013 8:10:38 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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