• Alabama Schools Can Keep Guns at the Ready

    From Gene Poole@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 31 07:52:34 2019
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    Education administrators in Alabama have another option to stop
    a school shooting, now that Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an
    executive memo authorizing the storage of firearms in a safe on
    campus. There are stipulations, but the state is moving to
    create new approaches for dealing with the threat of school

    Ivey’s memo mandates that any administrator who wants to take
    advantage of the offer must have a concealed-carry permit, must
    undergo firearm training, must submit to random drug tests, must
    be sworn in as deputy sheriff and must work at a school without
    a school resource officer.

    The guns and ammunition must be kept in a biometric safe and
    should be retrieved only in the event of an armed attack.

    Ivey acted on her own, rather than waiting for the state
    Legislature—which convenes early next year—to address the
    concerns regarding school safety, because, “With the unfortunate
    continued occurrence of school violence across our country, we
    cannot afford to wait until the next legislative session.”

    While Moms Demand Action railed against the action, an analyst
    with The Heritage Foundation pointed out that armed response can
    stop threats, or keep them from becoming worse. “Even in [Santa
    Fe, Texas], where 10 lives were tragically lost, the immediate
    response of armed school resource officers prevented the
    situation from becoming much worse,” said Amy Swearer, a legal
    policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. She also called this
    a more financially viable option than requiring school districts
    to hire more school resource officers.

    https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/6/13/alabama- schools-can-keep-guns-at-the-ready/

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