In the aftermath of the horrific Uvalde shooting, Democrats have demanded radical gun control.
Republicans, knowing gun control doesn’t work, have suggested solutions that will keep children safe. Liberals have ignored them.
But in one state, lawmakers are moving ahead with an important bill. And the governor is set to sign it into law.
Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under legislation approved by Republican lawmakers and set to be signed by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine…
The bill will protect children by ensuring instruction is specific to schools and including significant scenario-based training, DeWine said late Wednesday in announcing his support…
Under the latest version of the bill, school employees who carry guns would need up to 24 hours of initial training, then up to eight hours of requalification training annually.
Ohio’s Republican lawmakers passed a bill that will allow teachers to arm themselves. Gov. DeWine is set to sign the bill into law.
The bill will require armed teachers to take 24 hours of training. Then, every year, they will need eight additional hours to requalify.
Sounds reasonable to me. Teachers who own firearms are already experienced in firearm safety. This training will probably be specific to securing a classroom and clearing it of threats.
Many experts have suggested these kinds of methods, in light of recent shootings. Most would-be killers always target locations full of defenseless victims.
But if it is widely known that teachers are armed, will these cowardly killers even bother?
Many will not. But those stupid enough to try will quickly learn the hard way, these schools are protected.
Democrats have gone on record to oppose these measures because they want to pressure the country to embrace extreme gun control.
But the facts don’t lie. Places with the strongest gun control are the most vulnerable. And if a few armed teachers is what it takes to stop more tragedy, then why not do it?
- Ohio is set to pass a bill to allow teachers to be armed.
- The bill will require training for teachers, yearly.
- This comes as Democrats oppose measures to keep schools safe.