This is a discussion on Bill Would Allow Nebraska Teachers to Carry Guns within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by suntzu I am all for teachers carrying but nor for the reasons folks are saying. They should carry because it is there ...
1. go to the post office
2. renew their driver's license
3. pick up their child from school
4. visit a friend in the hospital
5. eat at a restaurant that serves mixed drinks
etc, etc, etc.
I already have to be certified to teach (no reciprocity between states), and even do continuing education to be able to continue teaching. I would have no problem if a district required training on retention and some more advanced pistol training.
My dress when doing teaching stuff is usually a suit, or at the very least a sportcoat and nice jeans, so there would be little opportunity for anyone other than the higher-ups to know I'm carrying.
What about students? When will they be able to excercise their rights?
Last edited by Badey; April 14th, 2012 at 03:55 PM. Reason: add
"... advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill." -J.R.R. Tolkien
Training, I believe, is the answer here. I am sure that LE would be willing to put together an adequate training program. As others have pointed out, a well-trained and responsible teacher may be the best chance our children have in a school shooting situation - not as the person to chase down the BG, but as someone who can protect the students under their care.
I believe private gun ownership is a right in this country, along with others. I also believe that our rights are garaunteed as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others. Unsafe gun handling of any weapon is, IMO, an infringement on the rights of others and a disservice to the vast majority of gun owners who are safe. We who carry guns also carry the responsibility to use them correctly and safely.
Speaking of training, when I was growing up a gun safety course was pretty much manditory for every child. My kids - nope! I have to teach them myself, in case they find themselves in the presence/home of a careless gun owner and so that they know how to handle both the situation and the gun safely. Not teaching gun safety to children is akin to teaching abstinence only to children - sooner or later someone is going to end up shot or pregnant because a few people were too afraid to teach them about real-life and consequences.
So, teachers with CC guns in school? Yes, with proper training. While we are at it, we should institute gun safety as part of the curriculum.