Friday, August 15, 2008

Finally, a Real “Common Sense” Gun Law!

In what may be a first in recent history, MSNBC is reporting that the Harrold Independent School District in Texas will allow teachers to carry firearms on school property. Individual teachers must “be certified to carry a concealed handgun in Texas and get crisis training and permission from school officials.”

Unlike in many urban districts where the average citizen’s knowledge of firearms is limited to what they see on TV and the anti-Second Amendment propaganda pumped out by the major city newspapers, this plan is meeting with approval from parents. The measure was unanimously approved by the district’s board.

The Harrold District currently serves only about 110 students, and is 150 miles NW of Fort Worth in a remote part of the state. The District’s remoteness undoubtedly was a factor in the decision as first responders are at least 30 minutes away in the event of an emergency.

According to district superintendent David Thweatt:

"We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, 'What if somebody gets in? What are we going to do?" he said. "It's just common sense."

Finally a “common sense” gun law that ISN’T an oxymoron!

Until next time!!!

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