Editor’s Note: As I pointed out in my article ‘Teachers – It Is Time To Arm Yourselves Regardless Of The Law’, there is little chance that most states will pass and adhere to reforms allowing teachers to legally carry a defensive weapon on school grounds. The job of most politicians and school superintendents is to pretend as if there is only one solution: Federal gun grabbing. State schools are now utterly reliant on federal funding programs in order to remain operational, and they WILL peddle whatever propaganda the establishment pleases. We in the Liberty Movement have offered a far better solution that will actually work and has worked in other countries, including Israel. That solution is to arm and train the teachers to react to the danger on the ground. In my article I suggest that this is a survival imperative which supersedes any state or federal law. If teachers cannot attain legal consent within their state to carry a firearm and protect their students, then they should take the risk and do so anyway. The Gun Free Zone laws are illogical, irrational, and insanely dangerous, as Newtown proved. Only teachers have the power to change this situation, and they can do it by ignoring the Federal Government and taking action on their own…
Brandon Smith – Associate Editor
This article was written by David Codrea and originally published at Examiner.com
An Oregon state representative recommending to school superintendents that teachers be trained and armed has had his proposal rejected, Oregon Firearms Federation reported today in an alert to its members. Rep. Dennis Richardson’s plan recommended that “School district employees with prior military or law enforcement experience would be the initial candidates for this voluntary assignment.
“No one outside of school and district administration would know the identity of these volunteers,” Richardson continued. “Candidly, if I were a school administrator or board member and, knowing how these mass murders continue to occur, if I failed to promote preparation for immediate, lethal response in case an attack were to occur in my school, the blood of multiple innocent victims would be on my hands.”
The response, as OFF noted in its alert, was predictable.
Medford schools Superintendent Phil Long called for teachers to focus on getting children to safety in a shooting, not explaining how that would be possible if in a madman’s sights.
And Medford Police Chief Tim George maintained it’s not a teacher’s responsibility to make deadly force decisions on the job, apparently believing that employment takes precedence over an individual’s responsibility to defend his own life, and lives he as accepted adult responsibility for.
“In crisis situations there are a lot of very complex things happening all at once and you have to constantly train for deadly force incidents,” Chief George asserted in top “Only Ones” form.
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