Well, this settles it. If my husband’s employer ever wants him to move to their Texas facility, I’m ready to load the U-Haul.

The Harold Independent School district, located about 150 miles northwest of Ft. Worth, has decided to allow their teachers and staff members to carry concealed handguns into the school when classes resume this year. Those who will be carrying are required to possess a Texas-issued concealed carry permit, “authorization by the district to carry the weapon, training in crisis management and hostile situations, and ammunition designed to minimize the risk of ricochet” (AP Story).

I cannot say in enough in favor of this policy.

On CBS this morning, the only substantive argument an opposing party could offer on the policy was that “most school shootings are committed by students, and teachers will instinctively want to protect the shooter/student, not shoot them.” This forgets, of course, the classroom full of students that aren’t armed that the teacher might want to consider protecting…

My hope is that other districts will follow suit, effectively eliminating the school-shooting phenomenon. It’s one moronic shooter in a billion who will walk into a place where he knows folks are armed and start shooting, which is probably why you don’t hear of many “gun show shootings.”

So, good for you, Harold Independent School District! A school system with some common sense…I never thought I’d see the day.

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