National Train a Teacher Day Brings Free Training to Educators
By Jacki Billings
Gun owners listen to a free seminar about concealed carry techniques. (Photo: Jacki Billings)
Firearms instructors across the nation will band together to provide free training courses to teachers as part of the annual National Train a Teacher Day on July 20.
The second year running, the day looks to encourage medical, concealed carry, firearms and tactical instructors to offer free training opportunities to anyone who works in a school. The hope is to better prepare school staff for unfortunate events. A collaborative effort originating from ScotShot instructor Grant Gallagher and Trigger Pressers Union founder Klint Macro, the grassroots initiative emphasizes the movement is all-encompassing and doesn’t just set its sights on firearms classes.
“We have an open agenda that if these people are ever in a horrible situation they should have something that they can go to that suits their personal interest,” Gallagher told Guns.com at the Concealed Carry Expo. “For some people that might be getting armed. Some might be interested in using a tourniquet. Some people might want to know tips to secure a classroom.”
The idea formed after the Parkland school shooting. Gallagher said that many organizations were offering free training to school staff but there was no cohesiveness to