School safety is the debate of the day. Lemme clarify: how to best protect our kids is the debate of the day. Not whether or not teachers are saints anointed by God who deserve more public funding simply for teaching proper gender pronouns in an age of constant sexual fluidity. In efforts to at least appear as if they’re doing something, Florida just passed a bill. Part of which has the NRA apoplectic, for good reason. New York City decided the best way to protect students was to make them less safe. It’s Bill Blasio. I’m surprised the New York City public schools haven’t been turned into actual re-education camps. Funded by the Church of Scientology’s whackier wing. Complete with auditors and lessons in couch jumping.
Then there’s Texas. The state isn’t waiting for lawmakers to waffle on decisions. In Texas, teachers are lined up not for their protest signs, but for active shooter training. You’re move, Florida:
Sixteen teachers and school staff members got a whole day of training Saturday on how to handle a weapon in the event of an active shooter situation. The free event was led by a former Irving police officer.
Teachers like Kim Raney got a lesson in protecting their students.
“Its scary sometimes. We do our best to have security at our schools, but you never know what’s going to happen. And it’s better to be prepared than not prepared,” said Raney.
Tim Bulot owns Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas. He’s a former Irving police officer with nearly 30 years in law enforcement.
“This is the first time I’ve done anything like this… normally it’s police officers, SWAT and overseas contractors who we train here,” said Bulot.
It was a full day of gun training and was open to any independent school district or faculty member.
Some teachers may not carry a gun even if permitted. But still feel it’s important to learn how to handle a weapon. Compare that sentiment to teachers who encourage students to walk out today in protest of a Constitutional right to self-preservation. Which they’ll likely just condense into “Hey, hey, ho, ho the NRA has got to go!” Tell me again how teachers are woefully underpaid. I’ll wait.
There are two main groups of people: those who wait for the government to give them instructions on how to live their lives, with a ten point plan on ways they can defend themselves. Up to and including “duck and seek cover.” Followed by “tweet dis hashtag.” Then there are self-reliant folks who’d rather care for their own darn selves, thank you very much. Where two or more double-stack magazines are gathered in my name, there is tinkle in a criminal’s pants.