Dewhurst Wants Teacher Gun Training

Dewhurst Wants Teacher Gun Training

There are 4 comments on the KCEN story from Jan 11, 2013, titled Dewhurst Wants Teacher Gun Training. In it, KCEN reports that:

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.

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Since: Jul 11

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#1 Jan 11, 2013
I know a lot of teachers. They're stressed out and underpaid. Arming them makes as much sense as arming postal workers.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Jan 12, 2013
Mabey potential shooters will think twice before trying a shooting at a school.


Since: Jul 11

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#3 Jan 15, 2013
Lexapro wrote:
Mabey potential shooters will think twice before trying a shooting at a school.
More likely a student will get shot by accident. Even for a Texas Republican, this is a stupid idea.

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 15, 2013
It would be inappropriate to force anyone to use any weapon they arn't comfortable with. BUT if teachers are willing and able to use a gun let them have one or more.

There are many defensive weapons like: tasers, pepper spray, clubs, door locks, bullet proof doors and windows, etc etc..

Seems to me every school should have a defensive plan that will protect the kids to some degree.

For example if no teachers or school staff want to use a defensive weapon then the school would be a good candidate for an armed guard.

Bottom line is every school needs some form of protection.

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