While Farragut, Tenn., currently has a gun ban in its town hall, that might not be so in the very near future, thanks to a new state law.
According to a feature at Knoxnews.com, town aldermen have agreed to poll city employees on whether the ban should be removed or kept in place.
The move came in reaction to the state’s passage of a new law, which requires municipalities to allow residents with handgun permits to bring firearms into public buildings, or to provide metal detectors or guards with security wands in public buildings that ban firearms. The law evens the odds by permitting law-abiding citizens to carry their firearms in government buildings, when criminals already do so whenever they choose.
According to the Knoxnews.com feature, by now most cities have chosen to remove signs and allow firearms, or to invest in the required security measures, to comply with the law.
Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Delete It
Perhaps fearing the progressive pansy cred they’d accumulated as the setting for four seasons of “Gilmore Girls” was wearing off, Yale University has once again proven it values delicate sensibilities above much else—this time, our nation’s history.
A stone carving depicting the battle between a colonist and a Native American—the former pointing a musket and the latter armed with bow and arrow—has long stood at the York Street entrance of the university’s Sterling Memorial Library. But when a recent renovation made that entrance the gateway to the new “Center for Teaching and Learning,” the censors took action.
According to Yale Alumni Magazine, the Committee on Art in Public Spaces determined the carving’s “presence at a major entrance to Sterling was not appropriate.” Their solution: Covering the settler’s musket with a plain, rectangular piece of rock, leaving the Indian’s bow uncovered. As a result, what was once a historical battle scenario now appears to be either an armed Indian sneaking up on an unarmed settler … or a settler taking a pillow to a bow fight. (Given Yale’s dedication to the ideals of softness and gentleness, it’s most likely the latter.)
Ohio Schools Quietly Implementing “Good Guy With A Gun” Strategy
While anti-gun advocates try to turn more and more locations into dangerous gun-free zones, school districts in Ohio are training teachers and staff to use guns to protect their students.
In a feature posted at mydaytondailynews.com, Mad River Local Schools Superintendent Chad Wyen revealed that a large majority of counties now have teams trained in armed defense. “It’s way more prevalent than people realize,” Wyen said. “Sixty-three out of 88 counties in Ohio have a district with a response team.”
Chris Burrow, superintendent at Georgetown Schools, put things in perspective with regards to training and arming staff and teachers. “It’s ultimately about putting people in place to protect the house,” Burrow said. “We hope and pray it would never be us, but at the end of the day, we have to be ready in seconds and not minutes.”
Sounds like “good guys with guns” to us, and we know they’ll be making Ohio schools and schoolchildren safer this school year.
Four Under Arrest, One Shot By Rescuer, After Michigan Attack
Police in Roseville, Mich., have four suspects in custody—including a man still in the hospital with a gunshot wound—after an incident Thursday afternoon.
WXYZ-TV is reporting that four people pulled up to a suburban home in a black SUV around 2 p.m. and began attacking a woman in the front yard. A man inside the home came to her aid, and was also assaulted by the suspects. However, the resident of the home had brought his gun, and a bullet to the leg of one of the attackers quickly ended the assault and sent all four men scrambling.
Detectives caught up to the suspects a short time later in a nearby business parking lot, and while two men ran, all four were eventually apprehended. The injured attacker was transported to a local medical center, where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening wound.