Monday, June 17, 2013

Go Ohio!

From CNN (no less), an interesting article about the growing interest in firearms training on the part of school teachers and administrators across the country:
While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant. In Ohio, Buckeye Firearms Association, a gun rights PAC, has launched a program to educate teachers on how to take down a gunman.  "We were mocked when we first said we wanted to teach this class," Jim Irvine, president of Buckeye, said. "People doubted if we could fill the class." Yet more than 1,400 school staff members applied for the 24 spots first offered in late December, he said.
Read more here.

And sort of related, this photo from, apparently from Fathers Day:

Personally, I think it's a nice, fun photo and reminds me of my youth playing with squirt guns.  Of course, we now live in a world where,
A group of students was suspended this month from a Washington state elementary school for using Nerf dart guns as part of a math lesson, despite having permission from their teacher.  In March, second-grader Josh Welch was suspended from a Maryland elementary school after unknowingly biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.
And the man in the photo above is a major proponent of this new world order of guns.  So you'll have to excuse me if my overriding emotion while looking at the photo is one of disgust at the hypocrisy of the gun control world view.