The khou.com report above reveals the equipment loaned to ten Texas school districts under the Pentagon’s increasingly embattled 1033 program. Reporter Scott Noll lists the “high-powered guns built for the battlefields” and other ex-military kit (4500 rounds of ammunition!) now in Lone Star State schools. “We don’t necessarily believe that this kind of equipment leads to students feeling more secure and safe in schools,” objects Brennan Griffin of Texas Appleseed (“spreading the seeds of social justice“), emphasizing emotions over facts. “We’ve seen how even much less-lethal devices like TASERs and pepper spray get used inappropriately and end up harming children.” As an active shooter training instructor, I’d say any potential danger posed by “battlefield” rifles is far outweighed by their advantages over handguns. Anyone have a problem with this?