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  • Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

    04/17/2018 10:44:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl. The 4-2 vote by the Park County School District No. 6 board in the town of Cody near Yellowstone National Park came after more than six months of discussion and debate. Under the proposed policy...
  • High School Teacher Suspended for Saying He Supports Teachers Being Armed

    03/04/2018 4:29:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    History teacher Timothy Lock said he supported teachers being armed. For that, he was suspended. From Daily Caller: A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended from his job for expressing support for arming teachers after the Parkland school shooting.Cherry Hill High School history teacher Timothy Lock, 59, said he was placed on administrative leave last week because he spoke out in one of his classes about arming teachers and ramping up school security to try and prevent a school shooting.Most of the students reportedly didn’t have a problem with Lock’s comments, but one decided to report him to...
  • WaPo: Armed teachers will execute children for being black

    02/28/2018 9:22:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2018 | Ed Straker
    An op-ed writer in The Washington Post says that if teachers are armed, they will be inclined to execute black and Hispanic children. How long would it be, if Trump's plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the "I feared for my life" defense we continually hear from police officers who misinterpret young black people's behavior with deadly consequences? A mountain of data on persistent racial biases and disparities in education and on police presence in schools – as well as a recent increase in racial harassment in schools – makes it clear that kids...
  • States, teachers unions resist Trump’s call to arm educators

    02/26/2018 6:42:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump’s call to arm more qualified teachers is going nowhere fast with the states and with teachers unions, although some individual teachers support the idea. A mini-lecture that Mr. Trump received Monday from Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee at the White House was typical of the broad pushback against his idea of putting more guns in the hands of trained adults in schools. “I have listened to the people who would be affected by that, I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don’t want to do that at any percentage,” Mr. Inslee told the president at a...
  • Pakistan Arms Teachers to Protect Schools

    02/25/2016 11:05:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 February,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Khyber Pakhtunkhua provincial government of Pakistan has its taken steps to make its schools harder targets for terrorists.  In December of 2014, it suffered the worst terrorist attack in the nation's history when seven foreign naitonals attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, the provincial capital.  The seven terrorists killed 141 people, 132 of them school children.  The attack may have been modelled after the Beslan school attack in 2004.  The Government of Kyber Pakhtunkhua has had a different response than the Russian one.  The Kyber government has authorized its teachers and other employees to carry guns.  An...
  • A Missouri School Trains Its Teachers to Carry Guns, and Most Parents Approve

    04/15/2013 5:53:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 April, 2013 | JOHN ELIGON
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — At 8:30 on a cloudy, frigid morning late last month in this folksy Ozark town, the superintendent of an area school strolled through the glass doors of the local newspaper office to deliver a news release. Hours later, the content of that release produced a front-page headline in The West Plains Daily Quill that caught residents off guard: “At Fairview School Some Employees Now Carry Concealed Weapons.” That was how most parents of Fairview students learned that the school had trained some of its staff members to carry weapons, and the reaction was loud — and...
  • Doing Something

    01/02/2013 1:25:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 31 December, 2012 | John Richardson
    The constant refrain that we've heard every minute of every day since Newtown from the gun prohibitionists, the politicians, and the mainstream media is that we must do something, we must "demand a plan", we must pass a law. Josh Felker of LoneStar Handgun in Schertz, Texas decided to do something but it isn't what the gun prohibitionists and their political and media allies are advocating. Mr. Felker offered 400 slots in his Texas CHL classes free to teachers in Texas. The teachers in Texas took him up on the offer and all were booked within 24 hours. From the...
  • HURT: Gun grabbers won’t heed NRA’s sensible advice

    12/26/2012 6:57:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 December, 2012 | Charles Hurt
    What an irony it was to watch the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre finally emerge after a self-imposed and highly publicized week of silence after the incomprehensible killings of 20 elementary school children. To the elite media, the NRA is the unrivaled boogeyman of Washington lobbyists. The ignorant and urban press would have you believe that the NRA is behind every piece of legislation that has ever passed Congress. That these evil gun-toters sit in the balconies above the House and Senate floors controlling the lawmakers below like marionettes on strings. So moneyed and talented are these slick-tongued lobbyists that...
  • An opinion on gun control - Part 1

    12/24/2012 6:34:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    JPFO ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Larry Correia
    I didn't want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I've been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I've heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I've spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how...
  • Armed Teacher Training Program to Provide Free Training to Educators(OH)

    12/22/2012 10:27:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 20 December, 2012 | cbaus
    DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a 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 Training Program for...
  • Minnesotans prepare for possible shootings

    12/15/2012 6:45:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    grandforksherald.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Don Davis
    ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say they have tried to prepare for school shootings like one Friday in Connecticut, but there always is more they can do. “We need to collaboratively do a better job of securing those kids,” said state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, a law enforcement officer for 34 years, 16 as Douglas County sheriff. ----------------------cut------------------------- “We’re going to have to have some people who are armed in our schools,” Ingebrigtsen said. “As sad as that can be, and I think (former Gov.) Jesse Ventura brought it up, maybe some of these teachers are going to have to...
  • We need to Petition for Armed Responsible Adults in Schools, as Israel did to stop school shootings

    12/15/2012 1:55:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    We need to petition the White House to promote Armed adults to protect Children in the schools, as Israel did to stop their school shootings. We need to circumvent the old media's calling for the failed gun control policies of the past. They did not work. They will not work, and they do destroy liberty. Armed adults stop crime. Disarmed victim zones facilitate it. Creating more disarmed victims will not stop future crimes. I am not sure that a petition to the White House web page is the way to do this, but the left has already gathered 100,000 signatures...
  • Teachers who get police training could get extra pay, carry guns

    08/09/2007 2:03:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 453+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 08, 2007 | Emily Richmond
    A proposal that Nevada teachers be allowed to carry concealed weapons garnered a lot of notoriety but little traction among state lawmakers this year. Now comes this idea: Give bonus pay to teachers - from kindergarten to college - who would be trained and armed as reserve school police officers. Faculty-turned-campus cops would supplement the thin ranks of campus police and be in position to respond quickly to campus emergencies, the two champions of the idea say. Others worry about allowing teachers to be put in that kind of position. The idea will be taken up at separate meetings this...
  • Reverse Stance on Teachers with Guns

    10/30/2003 10:03:24 AM PST · by Stew Padasso · 14 replies · 35+ views
    Reverse Stance on Teachers with Guns Oct 29, 2003 2:30 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS/AP) Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steven Rauschenberger said he's changed his mind about allowing some teachers who are trained to use firearms to carry concealed weapons in their classrooms. Rauschenberger said in an open letter sent Tuesday to supporters that after consulting with law enforcement officials and educators, guns do not belong in classrooms. "I have concluded that the risks of having a loaded gun in a classroom outweigh any possible benefits," Rauschenberger said. "As such, I do not support legislation that would allow teachers to carry...