Should teachers have guns in school?

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HARROLD COUNTY, TX – In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, there’s been a lot of talk about campus safety and gun laws. So, it’s kind of puzzling that many folks consider more firepower on campus as the solution. Take Harrold ISD in north Texas for example.

The district’s so-called “guardian policy” allows teachers with concealed handgun licenses to carry their weapons on campus. With the nearest police station 30 minutes away from campus, we understand how a small town school might operate under a different set of rules than those big city districts. While there haven’t been any incidents in Harrold ISD, which Superintendent David Thweatt attributes to his buffed up security policy, Houston ISD (the largest school district in the state) hasn’t had a deadly incident since the Poe Elementary School bombing, over 50 years ago.

The Houston districts have done so without arming their educators. If you ask our gun toting Governor, Rick Perry, however and he thinks it’s time to lock and load! Telling a crowd in Richland Hills, in part, “…if you go through the process and you have been duly back grounded and trained and you are a concealed handgun licensed-carrying individual, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state.” Perry’s not the only one.

Do you remember that crazy gun-guy in Mason, Texas? Crockett Keller, who refused to teach liberals or Muslims at his gun store? Well, now he’s offering local-teachers a 10% discount if they want to take a Concealed Handgun Licensing class.

No word on if they’ll have to show their voting record or religious affiliation card to sign up.

It’s not hard to see why people would have differing opinions on such a hot-button issue! Some are for it, some are against it and many are on the fence about the issue.

The way we see it, teachers shouldn’t have to worry about anything more than educating our students, because it’s really up to law enforcement to protect them.

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  • PepePinguita

    If teachers in schools were armed, instead of everyone simply assuming that they are a victim – we'd have the FIRING BACK when an idiot like Lanza shows up. Instead, the anti-gun crowd keeps screaming how we have to get rid of guns, as if that were a realistic option. Unless you can eliminate guns from the entire planet, bad guys will always find a way to get their hands on one. Gun restrictions only serve to restrict guns from the people who OUGHT to be carrying them in the first place. Criminals walk around with impunity, knowing that THEY (and fellow crooks) are the only ones with guns in cities like Chicago & New York.

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