NEA President Claims New Law Will Force Teacher To Carry- That's A Lie
Here's the thing about free speech... The same right that allows me to say 'Biden SUCKS!' allows people like National Education Association President Becky Pringle to spread liberal propaganda and false narratives. Is it irritating? Yes. Would I risk it all to be rid of stupid crap like this? No. I would rather spend all day correcting the lies and leave it up to the people to decide. Why is that so hard for liberals to understand?
But I digress...
Pringle claimed to have spoken to 'many teachers from Ohio' who were in 'tears' at the new law that will work to fortify schools.
Pringle stated, “We know that our educators all over this country are focused on teaching and nurturing and supporting our students. For there to be a law that has them armed, which, of course, puts more guns into schools, we know more guns equals more violence, and for them to bear that responsibility, it is absolutely, absolutely unconscionable, overwhelmingly do not support this. And let me tell you this statistic, in 2013, the state of Texas passed a similar law. Only 361 out of a possible nearly 370,000 teachers who are in the state of Texas actually took them up on that. So, we know that’s not a solution. It’s not. It is a false idea that won’t do anything.”
Let's pause right there... NO ONE is forcing teachers to carry. The law is for qualified faculty only and obviously, they have to be willing participants. This crap, right here almost made me stop listening, but I'm glad I didn't. I would have missed the part where the host corrects her on her lie.
“NewsHour” Correspondent Stephanie Sy then asked, “Just to be clear, my understanding of the Ohio law just signed is that it gives teachers the options. So, I just want to say that one of the perspectives from supporters of arming teachers is that it gives them the ability to protect themselves and their classrooms if they choose to be armed. Is there any scenario in which you see, with the proper training, that a teacher should have that option?”
Pringle responded, “I’ve talked to teachers all over this country, and I will tell you, as a teacher who taught for over 30 years, educators always take that additional responsibility on. They always feel like it’s their responsibility to stand in the gaps for our students. So when laws like these are proposed, it puts that pressure on them that the society believes that they are the ones that should be defending our kids with guns. That’s not OK to put that pressure on them. And we will continue to speak out against that.”
Ohio’s permitless gun carry law for “qualifying” adults went into effect on Monday – a measure that would lift restrictions on school teachers, custodians and bus drivers from carrying firearms at work.
After Governor Mike DeWine announced he signed House Bill 99, which lowers the required training hours for armed personnel from 728 hours to 24 hours, DeWine said he still preferred law enforcement officers to carry the guns at schools.
OH, ad get this! The new law also puts those same QUALIFIED adults through first aid training and shooter scenarios.
So, NO... They're not out here forcing Mrs. Tammy in art class to carry a .9mm. Not unless Mrs. Tammy is qualified, trained, and willing.