The state legislature is one step away from sending the governor a bill that would lower the requirements for teachers to carry firearms in the classroom from security guard training to eight hours required for a carry permit. I think more training is needed for teachers.
Here's what you had to say:
Margaret in Oklahoma City first, "Are guns allowed in the Capitol? In state government offices? In hospitals? Those buildings have armed security guards, most schools don't.”
Pam writes, "With thorough training, I absolutely believe they should. Maybe a modified CLEET certification."
Mike weighs in, “... A teacher who has absolutely no training shouldn't have a gun, they would not be helpful in any way."
Angi says, “No! A teacher should be teaching. Many teachers do not where clothing fit for carrying a loaded firearm!”
From Dora in Spavinaw, "I don't think so. Just think it's a bad idea all the way around."
Brandi writes, "It's extremely sad to process that we've gotten to this point, but we can't stick our heads in the sand. We need to be prepared."
Finally, from Dennis, "Just knowing there is a possibility of someone having a gun in a school would deter many shooters. They are looking for easy targets that have no defense."
I'm Kelly Ogle and that's Your 2 Cents.