Using Federal Funds to Arm Teachers, It’s About Time


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Trump
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Trump

Ft Collins, CO –-( Armed Teachers, Revisited:

Current Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is floating the idea (for the first time, so long as anyone can recall) of local school districts being allowed to use federal funds to purchase guns and firearms training for school personnel, including RSOs (RSO funding usually comes out of school finances, not the police department’s budget)!

Under the current “system” in many states, armed teachers and school administrators are an idea that is drearily rejected by much of the leftist “educational community.”

However, in some states (like Colorado ) school personnel, including teachers, are being quietly armed and trained, with scant objection from even otherwise rabidly anti-gun liberals.

Most, even liberals, can see that immediate, and competent, armed resistance to campus invaders looking to do harm is the only effective means of reducing casualties during lethal attacks on schools.

Police response, no matter how fast, is not nearly as effective, as we’ve repeatedly seen.

Even professing liberals have “Well, Duh!” moment now and then!

I have students who are teachers in liberal states where there is no chance (at least currently) of officially arming and training school personnel. These teachers go armed every day while going about their teaching duties. Their guns are well-concealed, of course. School administrators “know about it,” but are quiescently happy to have armed teachers around!

Of course, those same administrators can’t “officially” be aware that some of their teachers are armed, because, in order to keep their jobs, they have to be able to maintain “plausible deniability,” particularly when an armed teacher actually shoots a school invader and thus saves the lives of many children.

That awkward and uncomfortable “system” is the best they can do under existing “gun-free school” dogma imposed by hypocritical liberal politicians (from behind their army of heavily-armed bodyguards).

So, I’m not sure Betsy’s idea is such a bad one!

Doubtless, she’ll be roundly censured by liberals, who will self-righteously condemn the very idea of guns, while hiding their own!

“Hypocrisy cannot be forgiven, because ‘repentance’ for a hypocrite, is itself hypocrisy.” ~ Hazlitt


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A.X. Perez

I think teachers should be allowed to arm themselves at their own expense, I object to the Feds spending money to arm them. Once you accept the king’s penny you are the king’s man. Once you accept the king’s weapons you have agreed to use them as the king commands. Several States require that teachers require their students to learn,” We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and equally endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that in order to secure these… Read more »

Dr. Strangelove

So, what happens when a crazy libtard teacher gets a gun, goes off the rails and shoots up a classroom?

James Andrews

Then another armed teacher or staff member can shoot the crazy one. Still a win-win. Nothing will stop a bad guy with a gun but another gun.


How many actual casees of teachers shooting up a classroom can you find? Libtard or otherwise. As a retired teacher I am for TRAINED and armed teachers but opposed to the feds being involved in any way. Their track record for running anything isn’t that great. And fed money always includes fed control. Most of the teachers I knew, across a 20 year period, would have put up one heck of a fight to protect their students. Many were former military who had the brains and the mindset to do it. Teaching is not for sissies. Many young teachers are… Read more »

Rasica Volubrjotr

Wrong thing to do. Education is not a Fed duty. The way they try to bypass State authority is using fed funds to control the people. It’s all about centralization by weaponizing America’s money against Americans. Using firearms is an inalienable right it is outside fed control

Larry Brickey

Absolutely agree. This is for states to decide, not the feds.

Troy Scott

I do not like then here or there, I do not like them anywhere. Yes at a young age Dr. Seuss gave us a lesson that evidently many teachers have forgotten. Yes it is more complicated than just taking a bite of green eggs but you are grownups now. I lay out a challenge to teachers across the country! Take a firearm safety course. They are offered all across the nation. Then take a firearm self defense course. Call and talk to the administrators. You don’t have to buy a gun many of them will provide them for training. Then… Read more »


ok for taxpayers to provide baby-murdering/abortion $$$ for some who lack morality/responsibility. should not be problematic to provide $$$ for that which may be life-saving.

Chris Mallory

Other than being unconstitutional, it is a great plan.


Tell us why you feel it’s unConstrained, Sparky!

Dave in Fairfax

?!? “unconstitutional” how? I don’t remember anything in The Constitution about arming teachers.


…and, so, Dave, hippie biker, the conversation starts. Keep going!


Nor does the Constitution prohibit arming teachers!

Are teachers somehow NOT citizens? Do teachers in some way NOT have an equal standing under the 2nd Amendment? What the hell are you smoking?????


which is precisely why it is unconstitutional. because FedGov is not assigned that area of responsibility, they are prohibited from it. Thus the states, and the people have that responsibility. NOT FedGov.

LEAN what your Constitution means.


it IS unconstitutional, as that Supreme Law of the Land utters not a whisper about FedGov being involved in education, OR security on a local level. Thus those responsibilities remain with the states, or the people. On the other hand, the federal Certified Disarmed Victim Zone (gun freee school zones act) IS unconstitutinal, as it is a clear infringement o n MY right to be armed wherever I go. Every teacher in the nation has the constitutinal right to arm themselves (trained or not, legally) whilst they are at school. ANY law curtailing this practice is unconstitutional. READ that docment.… Read more »

Rasica Volubrjotr

Exactly, no blessings required from the feds. The feds imposition of funds for guns is unconstitutional.