A tiny Texas district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings when classes begin this month, provided the gun-toting employees follow certain requirements.I've been a fan of this for a while, a long while.
The small community of Harrold in north Texas is a 30-minute drive from the Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office, leaving students and teachers without protection, said David Thweatt, superintendent of the Harrold Independent School District. The lone campus of the 110-student district sits near a heavily traveled highway, which could make it a target, he argued.
And the superintendent nailed it with this:
"When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that's when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can't defend themselves? That's like saying 'sic 'em' to a dog," Thweatt said in a story published Friday on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Web site.Hmmm... you don't say?
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-Would it make you feel uncomfortable knowing that a teacher at the school you attend or your children attend is armed?
-What about licensed people around you at the grocery store or in restaurants?
-Would you post a "No Guns" sign in your front yard?
-If you had a child in this district or if your district were to allow this, what concerns would you have (if any)?