Guys the 700+ hours was full peace officer training. No reason for a teacher to know how to perform traffic stops, field sobriety tests, run a radar gun etc... And it's 24 hours additional to the ccw course
Right .... Except for the fact that it was said that the teachers that would be eligible were those that could pass the concealed class plus an addition 24 hours training. I say arn every person that can be legally armed to protect our children after passing a mental evaluation. Sending your kids to school should be one of the safest places you can send them. Unfortunately that's not the caseSome just babble without reading the information that’s out there.
So are you saying if this happened at one of your kids schools you wouldn't want a staff member to have the opportunity to permanently end the threat and protect YOUR kids lives?I'm glad my kids are out of grade school as of last month.
I think it's pretty pathetic that law has been passed to arm our teachers. Their job is to educate, not defend the classroom. Give schools the money to install proper access control doors and hire security, not arm the teachers. Nothing good can become of this.
Here you go it's already happenedYou want to protect the children in our schools the only thing that stops a psychopath with a gun is another person with a gun, not laws/red flag laws, not feelings, not banning assault rifles etc. Criminals and psychopaths will get guns outside of the law if needed.
When you finally see a hand full of psychopaths entering our schools trying to hurt our kids and they are stopped by armed staff, others will think twice of doing it again. They love unarmed targets with the best probability of them making a name for themselves. HB 99 Provides the school districts the ability to defend their kids and most will ensure those that are armed are capable and willing. It isn't forcing anyone to arm themselves, it affords the ability for those that want to protect the kids in our schools as needed.
What's best is that ole fishtale or whatever his handle is thinks the general public has access to assault weapons. I guess this glass of sweet tea I'm drinking right now could TECHNICALLY be an assault weapon if I hit someone hard enough. Or maybe waterboarded them with the tea it's self."Your" Idea" is what we call talking in circles. The second Amendment will never be repealed so move on to real answers (not political ones) protect those kids, deter the bad from coming there.
Just like carrying concealed you don't want people knowing your armed. You would be the first one to get wacked. Are you suggesting that it gets made public Info which teachers are carrying ?It's not necessarily a teacher thats armed. It's staff and no one broadcasts who they are! Two schools in my county have had this for years! It's a deterrent!
I know "trained professionals" that choke under pressure.Like I said, I've seen lots of LEO's and others hesitate and fail to act - I agree we need armed folks in the schools - all I'm saying is you don't want volunteers! Ypu want trained professionals who will act!!!!
The issue with that is theirs ways around lock systems. The best security systems in the world get hacked on a regular basis. All locks do is keep an honest person honest.One cannot shoot up a school if one cannot get inside said school with a gun. End of story. Spend the money on security measures and throw the rest of this nonsense out the door. My wife wouldn't teach at a district with armed teachers and staff, nor would she carry a firearm.
I'll say this again...you can't shoot up a classroom full of kids if you can't get into the classroom. The teacher doesn't need a gun, the janitor doesn't need a gun, the principal doesn't need a gun. The school needs to be secure. Period.
If only guns were half as dangerous as people believe they are. I sat my carry gun on the table one-day, told it to go shoot.... It never moved. Funny how that worksMy point is, people seem to have an irrational and emotional fear of guns and horrors they hypothetically could cause, while ignoring real every day dangers. Statistically, gun violence in schools is way, way, way less prevalent than drug related injuries and death, yet I don't hear the same emotional response. Why is that? The same goes for cars or school buses. People are letting their emotions dictate their reality, and that needs to stop. We need decisions made on facts, not emotional fantasy.