Friday, August 15, 2008

Teachers Packing Heat—Attackers Take Note!

According to, a small Texas school district has passed a policy that will allow teachers to carry concealed firearms, provided they meet certain requirements. Several good reasons were given for this, many of which would apply to other school districts across our nation:

  • "To deter and protect against school shootings." Politically correct, of course; but entirely within the bounds of common sense
  • Safety concerns, particularly assaults
  • According to the school superintendent, "When you make schools gun-free zones, it's like inviting people to come in and take advantage." He's right.
  • The sheriff's office is 30 minutes away and the school is next to a heavily traveled highway
I hope other school districts see wisdom here and adopt similar policies.

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