In North Dakota, the teacher’s unions and other representatives are speaking against armed teachers:
“Frankly, I am appalled that there are people who actually think we should equip school personnel with guns,” Jon Martinson, executive director of the North Dakota School Boards Association, told the House Education Committee, which act on either bill.
House Bill 1195 – similar to a bill that lawmakers shot down in 2013 – would allow a Class 1 concealed weapons license holder to carry a concealed firearm on school property with permission from the governing body of the public or private school.
Nick Archuleta, president of North Dakota United, said members of the teachers and public employees union would rather the state support a multi-pronged approach that includes remodeling schools to make them safer, hiring SROs in schools that want them, hiring more counselors and social workers trained to recognize signs of distress, and investing in mental health services.
“Teachers are not law enforcement professionals,” he said. “Teachers are there to nurture students.”
So here’s my message to them, if you want your teachers to keep paying union dues, you have to keep them alive. We can’t afford a cop on every classroom, so why can’t you let the pro-gun teachers carry guns?
Besides Kiefert, the only person to testify in favor of the bill was Paul Hamers, a municipal judge, concealed weapons permit test administrator and president of the Napoleon Education Association, who said the role of first responder is vital in active shooter situations.
“I think, tragically, we would have to have an active shooter event before school boards would rush to arm people,” he said.
See? Some people get it. How many dead teachers do we need for you to support the 2nd Amendment? Pakistan on the other hand, doesn’t have a 2nd Amendment, but they have realized then gun-free zones don’t work.
Armed to the teeth with handguns and assault rifles, these are the Pakistani teachers trained to kill in defence of their classrooms.
Following a government announcement that teachers in Peshawar, Pakistan, will be armed and receive combat training to ‘engage’ terrorists, this is the first group pictured to undergo their instruction.
The initiative is a response to the December 16 tragedy in which a group of terrorists stormed the city’s Public Army School, massacring 145 people, including 132 schoolchildren.