Utah is taking the lead on firearms training for teachers.
All they needed to bring was a driver’s license as Utah does not require any gun licensing other than an application for a concealed carry permit. The applications do not require you to list your occupation, and concealed weapon permit records are closed so no one knows how many teachers are already armed.
I thought about listing all the reasons why I think this is a bad idea — until I saw the above photo. The teacher in the photo is likely a good educator because that’s what she is trained to do, however, I have my doubts she could handle a deranged lunatic with an AR-15 — much less hit the broad side of a barn in a low-stress situation.
From USA Today:
Trump said police can’t walk the beat without extensive psychological, mental and physical training. “We put them under an enormous amount of scrutiny any time a Taser is used, much less a firearm — yet we’re going to step back and say, ‘Lower that standard.’ “
Asking schools to allow armed staff would be an “implementation nightmare,” he said. “You’re asking schools, in essence, to operate a quasi-law-enforcement agency, which is far beyond their expertise, far beyond their capacity.”