Ohio School District OK's Concealed Carry for Teachers

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  1. MichaelJoeWilliamson
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    School Teachers in this district can now protect themselves at their place of work. Seems like a good thing.


    http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/11/ohio-school-district-oks-concealed-carry
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    Congrats to them for having common sense. Every state should do this, I know SC is considering it as well.
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    Perfectly reasonable idea, IF the teachers are prepared to gain shooting skills. Otherwise, just more guns floating around in stupid people's hands.

    No, that is not a call for gun control, just the necessary call for greater intelligence and subsequent self determination in the general population.

    I am sure that is going to happen.:roll:
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    But as we learned during the healthcare debate, insurance companies are just evil profit-seeking corporations who corporately seek profit, and that they should not have the option of applying actual risk analysis to the decision of whether or not to insure a risk of loss. Right?

    No, it's their prerogative. I think their reasoning is ultimately irrational unless they have a pretty dubious perspective on the members of the local teacher's union who have been given the power to carry at work, but it's their prerogative. Market solution -- find another insurance company!
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    Regarding the insurance. They are in the risk management business. If they think they have major exposure to lawsuits then they will decline to cover. Time will tell if there are any problems. Someone will provide insurance, probably with certain stipulations to limit perceived risks due to carry by teachers.
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    meH. I am going to guess that the teachers that avail themselves of this are probably already gun owners and many are probably CCP owners
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    Yep. river just had to jump in with this as a (poor) reason why this might be a bad idea.

    I carry an umbrella coverage. My insurance company not once asked me if I owned weapons. Had they done so, I would have switched carriers
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    I'm blown away.....after all the disparaging of teachers, the very low opinion so many have of those in the profession (as an example, a thread on here just a day or so ago where very low opinions of teachers was expressed), many want teachers to be armed and in possession of a deadly weapon around their children? Hee hee
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    I would not be a b it surprised if many of them own weapons right now. All this does is allow them to legally carry at their place of business.
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    Maybe they'll shoot them in the air to get the class's attention.
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    That's beside the point.....it's surprising that so many are comfortable with teachers being armed in the classroom around children when it's a profession many feel are incompetent, stupid and a career where teachers are people who can't make it in other fields.
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    You read this opinion of teachers in my posts....how?
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    it seems to be the continued belief that guns are just the universal panacea.
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    They aren't a universal anything, but certainly closer to the panacea than the anathema when we are discussing the rights of law-abiding people to defend themselves and others.
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    Ahhh yes. One straw man after another.
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    It wasn't you.....
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    Thanks for the clarification.
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    She is referring to me from another thread. Teachers are the biggest whiners as a collective profession. Second place,whoever that is, isn't even close.
    Just because most teachers aren't the sharpest doesn't mean they don't have a constitutional right to defend themselves.
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    I can think of a lot of good that might come of this, and I can think of a lot of bad that might come of this...

    I know... prophetic, right?

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