Sheriff offers free conceal carry class for teachers, response blows away gun-free zone argument

Who better to take advice and shooting lessons from than someone who is an expert in guns and crime?

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A sheriff from Ohio went against the media narrative calling for gun control in the wake of the horrific Parkland massacre and offered a practical solution… arming teachers.

Not only did Sheriff Richard K. Jones suggest that teachers should consider arming themselves, he offered free conceal carry lessons for educators in Butler, County.

Despite taking some online heat from those who were frightened by the idea, Jones doubled down a little later to say he’d except 50 candidates for the class.

Jones’ idea began to resonate with many, and according to an announcement on the sheriff’s Facebook page, the class filled quickly.

And, Jones is not alone.

Polk County, Fla. Sheriff Grady also raised the issue, and supported arming teachers to protect children from potential shooters.

Despite a concerted and predictable onslaught of pro-gun control activism by the political left and their media cohorts, the idea of armed teachers and school administrators seems like a logical step for many who don’t want to wait for D.C. bureaucrats to come up with some sort of unreasonable solution to the ongoing plague of school shootings.

A school in New Mexico where many of the teachers carry concealed firearms is earning high praise for being ahead of the game.


While certain schools are using the Second Amendment to protect their students, Florida middle school “Teacher of the Year” winner Kelly Guthrie Raley spoke out to say that guns aren’t the problem… mental illness and neglectful parenting is.

“I grew up with guns,” Raley wrote.

“Everyone knows that. But you know what? My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my ass out. My parents invaded my life. They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything! Parents: it’s time to STEP UP!

“There. Say that I’m a horrible person. I didn’t bring up gun control, and I will refuse to debate it with anyone. This post wasn’t about gun control.”


Much to the chagrin of the liberal-left, these commonsensed approaches are going viral.


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