Friday, August 15, 2008

TX: Elementary School Increases Safety

At least one school district in Texas has taken steps to increase safety by granting teachers permission to conceal carry. Not a full fledged step away from gun free zones, but definitely a step in the right direction for the safety of everyone in the school:

. . . When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started," Thweatt said. "Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying 'sic ’em’ to a dog."

Texas law outlaws firearms on school campuses "unless pursuant to the written regulations or written authorization of the institution." . . .

H/T to A Keyboard and a .45

Update 1: Listen to Tom Gresham interview Superintendent David Thweatt in the 2nd half of the 1st hour of Aug 17th.

Update 2: Arizona Senator Karen Johnson comments on this news.

Update 3: Compiled list of Superintendent David Thweatt audio & video interviews.

Update 4: One Year Later.

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Thank goodness someone had the guts to do that.

Bethany said...

Do you think the bulletproof backpacks I saw in the US concealed carry association newsletter make sense? It seems like most talk is about reactions to shootings in schools. Doesn't a bulletproof backpack or notebook offer kids a safety barrier that can help them before they get shot?