The Florida lawmakers passionately rejected an assault weapons ban and moved forward with a voluntary plan to arm teachers in schools.
The votes came in a rare weekend floor session as the Senate spent the day on legislation aimed at responding to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The bill, SB 7026, would inject millions of dollars into mental health and school safety programs that lawmakers have long ignored and do something unseen in Florida for decades: impose new limits on gun access.
And I can say for myself that they are right because guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
With guns, we are “citizens”. Without them, we are “subjects”.
On Saturday, 16 Texas teachers used their day off to receive training on how to shoot guns,
“We want to help,” said Tim Bulot, owner of Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas in Ennis, who offered the lessons for free in a class titled, “Defensive Pistol Training for Teachers.”
Bulot, a tactical sergeant with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, decided to offer the class after the massacre on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida. He said, “This is the first time I’ve done anything like this; normally it’s police officers, SWAT teams, and then overseas contractors is what we train here. I wanted to bring teachers and law enforcement together, kind of bring them into our world because, now, we’re not the first one there on these active shooters: they are.” He added that politics was not discussed at the session, but discussing how the teachers might react in high-stress situation was. Bulot stated, “We taught them as much as we could. They learned a lot, but there is a lot more to learn.”
16 teachers in Texas spent their Saturday training on how to handle a gun in the event of an active shooter situation. “We do our best to have security at our schools, but you never know what’s gonna happen.” https://t.co/gUlZTSTq0y pic.twitter.com/kMVM7uOxXs
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2018
Want to stop school shootings? This is how you stop them. Educate, train, arm = give kids a chance.
It’s nice to know that there are teachers in this country that aren’t liberal retards. I think the number will grow, too. No teacher wants to see the children he/she is responsible for murdered before their eyes, and they don’t want to be murdered themselves. It’s just tragic that it has had to come to this, all thanks to PC politicians who won’t take dangerous people out of society UNTIL they do kill someone.
Do you think teachers if properly trained and licensed, should be allowed to conceal carry at their workplace?
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