Four months ago, two NYC police officers faced down an armed man in Midtown Manhattan.  They fired a total of 16 shots – seven struck and killed the assailant before he was able to fire his weapon.

In the process, nine bystanders were also wounded.

Keep in mind here: these were trained, experienced, on-duty law enforcement officers who were firing less than eight feet from their target. And nine people were wounded directly or indirectly from their gunfire.

Also keep this in mind: Range training for an Ohio Concealed Carry permit typically requires hitting a target at somewhere between 15 and 21 feet (7 yards) – more than double the distance of the NYC incident.

These trained law enforcement professionals, who carry a gun every day, and who practice regularly with it, were shooting at an assailant at extremely close range and nine innocent people were still wounded in the short incident.

But hey, by all means, let’s give a few hours of handgun training to teachers and send them into classrooms full of children packing heat.

What could possibly go wrong?

  • dmoore2222

    This narrative fits the overblown republican ego and its power fantasies. I’d like to know how many of them have ever served in combat or in any occupation that sees first hand the carnage that results from gunfire. And they flap their jaws, while they’re safe and comfortable in THEIR work places, about arming elementary teachers against school shooters. Do they have any idea how absolutely foolish and cowardly they sound?

  • We have police officers in our high schools that work well with our students/develop a rappore n head off alot of problems. NO TEACHERS WITH GUNS! THAT IS CRAZY! Teachers teach.

  • wgood

    I teach. I can out shoot most cops. Schools can’t afford security. I can adopt the new highly aggressive aproach being recommended that we throw books or desks at an armed shooter. Ha ha ha.
    Why don’t you try that one.
    Is rather have highly educated and well trained teachers armed.

  • wgood

    dmoore did you miss the news? Administrators and elementary teachers were left to try and defend against this carnage unarmed. Women and first graders against a man with an assault weapon.
    I don’t like guns, agree we should ban assault weapons, but let’s at least give the teachers a chance.
    If they aren’t profici


    I find it hard to believe that you “teach”, or is English a second language for you?

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