The report recommends that teachers “who volunteer to undergo firearms training, should be allowed to carry guns.”
This should be a “No Brainer” but the anti gun left is already going nuts over it.
On November 21, Breitbart News reported that the man leading the commission–Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri–had already made clear that the investigation had caused him to drop his opposition to armed teachers. His former position was to allow only law enforcement to be armed on campus, but that changed after the investigation turned up the fact that Parkland gunman had enough time to pause and reload five times the attack. During any one of those five reloads an armed teacher or staff member could have shot the gunman and stopped the attack.
On December 12, the Associated Press reported that the investigatory commission voted 13-1 to “recommend the Legislature allow the arming of those teachers, saying it’s not enough to have one or two police officers or armed guards on campus.”
This is of course but one part of the puzzle but it is the teachers who are the last line of defense when a school shooter goes on a rampage.
Well it’ like I tell my students, if you’re going to get self defense training at least get it from someone who’s survived at least one gun fight rather than all of these “experts” who are essentially getting their credentials online.
Of course with that you’ll get the standard complaints of “What about PTSD? They are likely to become the problem instead of the solution”.
Like the commission has discovered, having a campus cop or two simply isn’t enough as we’ve seen again and again in school massacres, especially if like in the case of Parkland the cops never even enter the building until the shooting is over.
I don’t agree with putting guns in classrooms filled with kids prone to the irrational, emotional outbursts that come with youth. This reeks of a “solution” with the potential to cause even more harm than it prevents.
School shootings are remarkably rare. The odds that this represents any realistic solution to anything is minuscule not to mention the propensity for “accidents” to happen when adults are surrounded by many children.