Ohio has Passed a Bill Allowing Teachers to be Armed at Work
The latest attempt to ease the ridiculous amount of mass shootings and shootings in general...
The world continues to bolster out of control. With mass shootings and just shootings, in general, becoming the “norm” in America, one of the hypothesized solutions was to arm teachers to defend classrooms. I did write about how schools are soft targets, but I also wrote that arming teachers would be the last thing we should do.
For one, teachers make such shit money, and now while they deal with idiot kids all day, we also pack on the fact that they will be the school police. No incentives are to be added.
However, Republican state lawmakers passed House Bill 99, which would allow school districts to send teachers and staff to work with guns. Governor Mike DeWine stated he "looks forward to signing," the bill. To make this even better, the amount of time needed in training is just 24hrs. Imagine if our Navy Seals were just trained for 24hrs? Bin Laden would still be around…
The Supreme Court made a ruling last year that all employees in school districts, who were already permitted to allow employees to carry, must go through the same 728hrs of firearm training a law enforcement agent goes through.
The bill was then sped up the process and countered the Supreme Court ruling as the Republic Party of Ohio removed "hundreds of hours of curriculum irrelevant to school safety," according to Governor DeWine.
More than 60% of Americans are agreeing with the calls to ban assault weapons. Senators such as Tom Cruz have pushed proposals to make schools less accessible to shooters such as a one door policy or, to the extreme, to militarize teachers.
"We aren't trusted with the books we choose, but somehow we're supposed to be trusted with a gun in school?"
Shari Obrenski, vice president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, said in reference to some controversial textbook bans witnessed nationally.
"I think it's crazy, the bill is crazy, and the people who support it—you really need to think about what you're doing."
State Senator Theresa Fedor said as she added Republicans "will have blood on [their] hands" if the legislation leads to a shooting in a school.
"Teachers should not be tasked with stopping a shooter in their schools. Our lawmakers should be tasked with putting common-sense gun violence policy in place to do that."
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said.