Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, May 11, 2019

FL Kids: Don't Act Up in Miss Williams's English Class

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Wednesday a bill that will allow school districts in Florida to arm teachers.

The controversial measure, SB 7030, is an extension of the guardian program put in place after the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland massacre in which 17 high school students and staff were killed. That program allowed some employees — but not classroom teachers — to receive weapons training and then carry guns on school property. Twenty-five of 67 Florida school districts are taking part in the program, including Lake and Broward counties.

The new law signed by DeSantis would allow classroom teachers to take part, too, with local school board authorization.
There was a fair amount of hyperventilating over this issue from the Astroturfers Against All Guns, who have been saying that the bill requires arming teachers. It does not.

I suspect that the vast majority of teachers won't opt for the training, even if their district offers it. The kids would know which teachers have guns. Even if they didn't, a public records request for training records would show who took the weapons training.


Dark Avenger said...

Hey, turning a classroom into a shoot-em-up. What could possibly go wrong?

CenterPuke88 said...

Last update shows 25 of 67 districts electing to participate, with those almost all being small/rural districts. The larger districts are electing to place armed officers at schools, more costly but theoretically better trained.

Note that the teachers can’t just carry, they must volunteer and then be selected and trained. I don’t love the program/mandate, but allowing some flexibility is not a terrible choice...and as in Texas, I do see some districts, rural and remote, where this is a pretty decent choice for some protection.

Dark Avenger said...

Maybe it would be easier to keep fun bang tools out the hands of nuts that do school shootings in the first place?

CenterPuke88 said...

DA, do explain how, please? This topic has been run quite a few times here, so give us your solution that is:

1) Practical and affordable.
2) Compliant with persons still being able to exercise Second Amendment rights.
3) Doesn’t place Officials in the position of being able to deny such rights without proper reason and recourse.
4) Allows persons to defend themselves with firearms.

Do tell...