“Teachers who obtain 24 hours of additional training could carry concealed handguns in schools under [legislative bill 879] introduced Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature,” omaha.com reports. “The bill would create a ‘level II’ concealed carry permit that would require the holder to undergo training in addition to the roughly eight hours for a standard permit. The additional training would include best practices for active shooter situations, weapons retention methods and techniques related to barricading and evasion. The governing bodies of each school would have to grant permission for a teacher or staff member to carry a concealed gun.” While gun control laws in Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Maryland have gotten a lot of ink in the year since the Newtown massacre . . .
“more than 30 states considered proposals to arm teachers. Seven states passed related legislation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.” Meanwhile, on the federal level, Uncle Sam’s shelling-out $25m worth of your hard-earned money to study the problem of firearms-free school security [story to follow].
Wait! I’ve got an idea! How about repealing Bush the Elders’ Gun Free School Zones Act, tell the left-leaning teachers’ unions to read the Constitution and make it possible for any law-abiding citizen to carry inside a school. It sounds so crazy it just might work!