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IN:Lawmaker sees support growing for arming teachers
reporter.net ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Maureen Hayden

Posted on 01/14/2013 7:50:07 AM PST by marktwain

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican state Sen. Jim Tomes says there may growing support for his proposal to train more school teachers in the use of firearms.

Tomes, a gun-rights advocate from Wadesville, floated the idea of arming teachers in a December interview with an Indianapolis TV station when he was considering introducing legislation that would make it easier to do so.

Within days of the story, he heard from teachers and retired educators in Indiana and around the country who supported the idea.

“Two months ago, if we talked about this, we’d have been laughed off the face of the planet,” Tomes said. “Maybe now, there’s an opportunity to express some points of view that people never thought of, or refused to think about.”

What changed the conversation was the Dec. 14 shooting at a Connecticut school that left 20 children and six teachers dead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; in; schoolshooting; secondamendment; teachers
Allowing teachers who volunteer to defend the children under their control is a long standing idea. Better yet to allow all adults with concealed carry permits to defend schools. History has shown that they are as safe or safer than police officers.
1 posted on 01/14/2013 7:50:11 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

In essence your proposal is to remove schools from the list of gun free zones? Would be better all around to just go that route...in fact just dump GFZ all together.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 7:59:56 AM PST by 556x45
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A FEW teachers have the will and the ability to do this. Most won’t and shouldn’t. However, the fact that SOME carry is in itself a deterrent, since the perp doesn’t know who is carrying.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 9:12:39 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

I know THIS teacher is fighting hard for this initiative!!! I would LOVE to see IN pass this law allowing teachers here to carry concealed in school.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 10:10:11 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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Allowing teachers who volunteer to defend the children under their control is a long standing idea.

As long as they pass a test for mental stability under stress. That should cull a few.

5 posted on 01/14/2013 11:34:36 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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