In Texas, hundreds of teachers are making the choice not to be victims. Governor Rick Perry is an advocate for teachers carrying concealed weapons in schools and some local school districts in the Lone Star State are allowing teachers to do so. As a result, free concealed carry courses are being offered to teachers and many are taking advantage.
On Saturday, December 30, Lone Star Handgun, located in San Antonio, offered free Concealed Handgun License (CHL) training to anyone who works with students at a school. The 400 slots made available to public were filled within 24 hours.
“We’re trying to educate the educators and get forward moment in the Legislature to allow teachers and any other concealed handgun license holder into schools or any other public place,” said Josh Felker, owner of Lone Star Handgun, to mysanantonio.com.
Kim Williams, an educator from Houston had this to say during a break in the course: “I’m entrusted to the care and safety of over 100 students. I want to be prepared.”
But Texas isn't alone. Utah instructors have offered free concealed carry classes to teachers.
The Utah Shooting Sports Council recently offered free concealed weapons training to Utah Teachers and over 200 were expected to attend.