You wouldn’t know it from all the hysteria surrounding President Trump’s suggestion that states should allow some teachers to carry concealed weapons in school, but some schools in America already allow teachers to carry.
Case in point: One school district in Texas has been arming teachers for years. The school even has signs outside warning any potential shooters that the school is NOT a gun-free zone and any potential shooters will be met with force there.
According to local parents interviewed by John Stossel, they love the policy and feel safer knowing that their children are protected by well-trained, armed teachers. The Texas school district purchases the sidearms for its teachers and provides first-rate training on how to use them. Everyone loves the program — except for potential school shooters.
Texas has about 200 schools where teachers are allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Compare that with New York, where the taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars to surround schools with bored police officers. Talk about being a burden on society!
Even if a school shooting were to take place, we know after the Parkland, Florida massacre that police are likely to wait around outside as a shooting takes place. A police presence is no guarantee of safety, whereas an armed teacher is likely to defend herself and her students against an active shooter!
Check out John Stossel’s report on the use of concealed weapons in Texas schools, because it is truly an eye-opener. You won’t believe the many lies, distortions and myths that the media is perpetrating about President Trump on this issue.