Nearly 400 Colorado educators took part this summer in a concealed-carry class at Centennial Gun Club near Aurora. It was the second time that general manager Dick Abramson has offered the one-day class free of charge to anyone who works in a school system. That means not just teachers and administrators, but secretaries, food service workers, custodians and even bus drivers.
“We like to get teachers more information on firearms,” said Abramson. “We fear what we don’t understand, and this class helps them to be more comfortable and confident around firearms.”
Kudos to Abramson for recognizing a need and fulfilling it. When Colorado lawmakers finally recognize that trained educators carrying guns and knowing how to use them is a legitimate defense for their children, 380 of them will already be ready.