Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:47 PM
mhofbauer0812 I know and understand what you are feeling. The only Problem with what you have said about not arming the Educators is that you are wrong. Your thoughts and feeling on this subject are unfounded. This is why.
As I have said in previous comments that the Educators both need to be armed and trained. At no point have I ever said that all they need is a concealed carry weapons class..
Under a mandatory weapons and training course the educators would be trained to respond with discretion.
That means the would be taught how to respond to various situations in the appropriate manner. Then they would run practice scenarios and drills.
We are not just talking about a ccw class. we are talking about full training, not once followed by refreshers but full annual training.
There is nothing rash about this proposal. Further more in the case of your wife's coworkers, if your don't trust them around guns how can you recommend that anyone send their children to public schools in the first place.
It is the safety of our children we are talking about here. If we can not trust the teachers with out children's safety in general as you suggest with your off the cuff statement. How can we justify sending our little ones to public school at all.
Armed security guards are not a bad idea, but lets get to the truth or the matter. The state will not be willing to pay for them or hire more police officers to provide enough protection for one or more schools in your district or mine and if they do it wont last long.
Training the teachers to use fire arms in the event that to do so ever becomes nesescary and having them care a concealed weapon every day is the only thing that makes sence.
There are other ways, but this is the only one that will work.