posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 11:07 PM
reply to post by Southern Guardian
Of course we don't train our Teachers to be cops or soldiers. Nor is anyone suggesting we should. I wouldn't even suggest encouraging, let alone
pressuring, anyone to be armed who doesn't make that their own choice 100%.
However, among those teachers who do choose to take the training, pass the additional background checks and receive their concealed carry permits?
There is no GOOD reason to bar them from carry into their work place. There are kids around? Indeed... There are kids in the stores, streets and parks
these same CCW Teachers carry guns in right now. They aren't shooting anyone and their guns aren't being misplaced or stolen from them now. Why
would that change in a school, college or University setting when concealed means no one knows who has one and who doesn't to begin with?
In point of fact, more than 1 state already allowed teachers to carry their personal carry weapons into their classroom/workplace well before the CT
shooting and there hasn't been a documented incident that *I* am aware of where that led to death or injury as a result.
What I DO know as a documented fact though is at Virginia Tech, one of the instructors blocked the door with his own body so his kids could jump from
a second floor window and save their lives. The instructor was shot to death THROUGH the door. He was a holocaust survivor. Do you think he may have
shot the killer as quickly as he gave his own life by choice, to save the kids? I'm betting he'd have preferred that option, all things being equal.