Skip to comments.700 pack free concealed-handgun class for teachers in Tarrant County
Posted on 04/07/2013 9:11:48 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
KENNEDALE -- After a spring break cruise, Leah Smith and her family returned home to find their garage door dented and backyard fence smashed.
Police confirmed that their Grand Prairie home had been the target of an unsuccessful break-in.
"That was a wake-up call," said Smith, a gun owner for the past decade. "We got lucky this time, but we knew we needed to better arm ourselves."
So when the first-grade teacher heard that a free concealed-handgun-license class -- largely prompted by the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. -- was being offered to Texas educators, she immediately signed up.
Billed as the "largest CHL class ever held," the all-day session drew roughly 700 teachers and administrators Saturday to the Performing Arts Center at Kennedale High School.
Participants delved into gun safety, state and federal laws, and dispute resolution, among other topics. Firing at a gun range comes later.
The class was the brainchild of Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper killed in February, and Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn.
Waybourn, a concealed-handgun instructor since 1996, disclosed that he considered canceling the class after Kyle's death but said he knew his friend would have wanted it to go forward.
The Dec. 14 shootings of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were largely the inspiration for offering the free course to educators, he said. Waybourn heard from numerous teachers concerned about protection, he said.
Texas law allows school districts to decide whether to let licensed employees carry guns on campus. Only a few districts permit it, although others have weighed changing their policies or have increased security measures.
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"The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is..."
So, about a hundred bucks total? ;^)
A prediction over the next twelve months....at least a dozen individuals are shot in performance of a home robbery. Sadly, they are all buried with a bunch of folks weeping over how stupid they were.
Better known as the teachers with common sense. Need more of these and less of those who maintain being defenseless is the way proper way to protect the children.
Real solutions to the problem of nutcases determined to kill.
You cannot disarmed he criminal element all you can do is be armed yourself to deal with them.
“A prediction over the next twelve months....at least a dozen individuals are shot in performance of a home robbery. Sadly, they are all buried with a bunch of folks weeping over how stupid they were.”
Such is the price of teaching criminals that their victims are no longer helpless.
you should add quotes to the protect the children statement.
“Better known as the teachers with common sense. Need more of these and less of those who maintain being defenseless is the way proper way to ‘protect the children.’ “
You can’t defend anything when your defenseless.
you should add a contraction to your...
You cant defend anything when you’re defenseless.
God bless Texas
“...to f’n cut him in half with several rounds of 00 buck.”
What did I win?
Here's a cookie.
“You cant defend anything when youre defenseless.”
That is fantastically written, we should put that on a bumper sticker and sell it.