The Washington Post reports that about 200 teachers will pack a free six-hour seminar so that they can arm themselves and protect the children who are in their charge;
The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it normally gathers a dozen teachers every year for instruction that’s required to legally carry a concealed weapon in public places. The state’s leading gun lobby decided to offer teachers the training at no charge to encourage turnout, and it worked.
Organizers who initially capped attendance at 200 were exceeding that number by Wednesday and scrambling to accommodate an overflow crowd.
Of course, because it’s the Post, and the Post is vehemently opposed to guns, they have to find the best opposition they can find to finish their article;
Utah educators say they would ban guns if they could and have no way of knowing how many teachers are armed.
“It’s a terrible idea,” said Carol Lear, a chief lawyer for the Utah Office of Education, who argues teachers could be overpowered for their guns or misfire or cause an accidental shooting. “It’s a horrible, terrible, no-good, rotten idea.”
Carol Lear is brilliant and gives such a good explanation for her position that I can’t help but agree. That was sarcasm, by the way.