Discuss as:

Gun group trains 200 Utah teachers to use weapons in school

George Frey / Getty Images

Firearm instructor Clark Aposhian holds a handgun up as he teaches a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on Dec. 27, in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed-weapons training for Utah teachers.

The Associated Press - 
Gun-rights advocates say teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in the critical first few minutes to protect children from the kind of shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In Arizona, Attorney General Tom Horne has proposed amending state law to allow one educator in each school to carry a gun.  

"Schools are some of the safest places in the world, but I think teachers understand that something has changed — the sanctity of schools has changed," said Clark Aposhian, one of Utah's leading gun instructors. "Mass shootings may still be rare, but that doesn't help you when the monster comes in." Continue Reading...

George Frey / Getty Images

A Utah teacher is shown how to handle a handgun by instructor Clint Simon (R).

George Frey / Getty Images

David Burnell, CEO of OPSGEAR, teaches self-defense as part of a concealed weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on Dec. 27.

Rick Bowmer / AP

Clark Aposhian, President of Utah Shooting Sport Council, holds a pistol during the concealed weapons training.

George Frey / Getty Images


Related stories