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Texas Lt. Gov.: Fund weapons
training for teachers

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/11/2013 11:38:58 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is calling for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings. Dewhurst suggested Friday that school districts would nominate who they want to carry weapons on campus under his plan. The training would be more extensive than what´s required for a Texas concealed handgun license and include how to react technically and emotionally in an active shooter situation. Dewhurst says the state funding needed would depend on the number of participating districts and how many people want training.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/12/2013 12:22:21 AM     (No. 9111933)

Yep. Train all those former coaches who are now stuck in administration - quite a few of whom already have the CCL, I´ll betcha. My mother was a school teacher for 35 years - 1st through 8th. Had a paddle swing you could use in training videos. Given the opportunity, she would have blown away any nut who was fool enough to threaten her kids. There are still a few teachers out there who have that kind of concern for the well-being of their students.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: psych53, 1/12/2013 12:33:20 AM     (No. 9111938)

Sounds like a good plan to me. I also like Israel´s plan wherein army reservist teachers have their weapons with them in class. In that dangerous part of the world, I´ve never heard of a "successful" (tough word to use in this context) attack on an Israeli school.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/12/2013 12:51:05 AM     (No. 9111953)

Good idea!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Twiggy, 1/12/2013 1:55:02 AM     (No. 9111993)

In just the past week, 2-3 gun stores in my area are offering free gun training classes to teachers. I think that´s great. I hear the classes are full.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/12/2013 2:42:03 AM     (No. 9112016)

The dirty little secret is that it is likely several teachers in each school in Texas already have a CCL and keep their guns in their cars within a minute of their classes, if some haven´t moved them inside already. Permitting them to bring them in legally is not a big step. I think that they have to identify those who are capable of shooting a perpetrator and use them a bit different. The rest would be "barracaders" in their own classroom. I think a sign that says "Properly licensed Staff is permitted to be armed on campus" will be a lot more effective than "Gun Free Zone". We have a gun tradition in Texas. You can carry concealed in the State Capitol Building with elected officials everywhere and that line moves faster as you only have to present your CCL and do not have to go through a metal detector.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: treecat, 1/12/2013 6:33:05 AM     (No. 9112089)

I recall weekends an summer camps of cub/boy scouts Firearms Safety Classes.

Besides being fun we learned about the handling Safely and using fire arms. ah well ´..world has moved on´...............

after a ´Draft Lottery # of 3´, those skills saved my life an I hope others....






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Reply 7 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/12/2013 9:03:34 AM     (No. 9112281)

Plan to take the CCL course myself - I am a school lead secretary and would most likely be one of the first to confront someone coming into the building. Can´t carry in the school but will plan for the time they may let us - co-workers are stunned that I would even consider this and question if I could shoot someone - if I or my students or co-workers were in danger or harms way, YES, I could shoot to kill. I may never get over the fact of taking a life, but I could certainly live with the knowledge that taking that life saved countless others.

CCL classes were offered to teachers in my area for free and they are half price for the rest of us.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/12/2013 10:08:24 AM     (No. 9112410)

The mere suggestion of teachers, janitors or other trained and qualified personnel being armed has already done more to deter evil doers than any new restrictions the left could ever impose. Ask Dr. John Lott and others who study this .

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Callmecrazy, 1/12/2013 10:22:17 AM     (No. 9112442)

#5, you are absolutely correct - at least in my district. The guns are already in our cars. I live in a rural Texas district with no police force. We are on our own.

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