National Train a Teacher Day declared Saturday (VIDEO)
By Christen Smith
Professional firearms instructors across the country will offer free training classes to school administrators and teachers this weekend as part of the first annual “National Train a Teacher Day.”
NTATD, a collaborative effort between ScotShot instructor Grant Gallagher and Trigger Pressers Union founder Klint Macro, will provide medical, concealed carry and tactical training for school staff at participating locations Saturday.
The grassroots initiative sprang up in response to the ongoing debate about arming teachers after a spate of high-profile mass shootings. Even President Trump promoted the concept as effective tool against future attacks.
Rob Pincus, executive director of the Personal Defense Network, argues “teachers with guns” and “arming teachers” remain two different vastly different ideas. He agrees well-trained school staff could — and should — have the right to carry, everywhere.
“Certainly I’m not advocating for school children to be armed, but the teachers that obviously care about themselves and care incredibly about the students they are there to educate, they should have the opportunity to defend themselves in this worst case scenario,” he said in a PDN video. “And I know a lot of them would seek out the extra training that they need.”
ZØRE, an Israeli gun lock manufacturer, will offer a teacher