I think arming teachers is phrased that way by the media intentionally to trigger people ( you’re welcome). What the bill is talking about is teachers who already have firearms and a concealed carry permit to simply be able to carry at work, out of sight, no one needs to know who has one and who doesn’t. It’s in a holster in under your arm with a jacket over it or in a pocket where the outline is not showing. I have had a CCP for close to 10 years now. I have trained others on safety, etiquette, gun laws, scenario drills, and the written exam.
The government is not planning on dropping a bunch of AK47s on a table with banana clips full of hollow point rounds and saying “let’s get’em gang”. It just simply gives teachers back their 2nd amendment rights if they have a CCP, clean record (need one to keep a CCP), and to pass a test (I am pushing for written as well as field training, which is not required for a CCP in this state). Everyone really needs to grow up to the fact that responsible adults carry guns every day, all around you for self protection which is their right.
I have had jobs that had a high risk of robbery and was asked to carry on shift. I didn’t get paid extra to do it, even though you should, but I did it anyway. Why? Because if a crook comes in to where I work with a gun, I am not going EVER put my hands up, get on my knees, or do anything they ask me to do. I am going to hit the deck, duck, cover, aim and fire on the crook. These teachers are sitting ducks in these “gun free zones”. When criminals read that, they feel safe, especially after these 4 school cops with guns did nothing.
I support college students and staffs gun rights as well, as long as they have a CCP. I would support more in depth CCP training, which is what I have provided as a public service, free of charge. Education and training is what separates the citizen from the civilian. If you want to be a civi, that is your right, to be a non-combatant. There are some of us that won’t stand down, won’t negotiate with terrorist, that will take a stand.
If a teacher wants to wear body armor, go for it. It won’t be provided. Hell, we don’t even provide body armor to our troops. Parents and family put together money to ship out armor. If you want to start a line of children’s clothing with Kevlar plates, go for it. We are living in an age where troubled teens can get guns for scumbags. I got news for you, the scumbags can get the guns from crooked cops. They get them from evidence lockers and file the numbers off. The same guns turned in by the “no one needs this gun” schmucks. Evidence lockers have missing guns, cash, jewelery, and drugs all the time. Especially in Florida.
The only person you can count on is yourself. Not the police, not the state, not the feds, just you.