South Carolina Lawmaker Giving Guns Away To Teachers
If you live in South Carolina, and support the 2nd Amendment, here’s a lawmaker you should support. South Carolina Rep. Steven Long (R) is actually giving away guns to teachers and patriots. He supports arming teachers in South Carolina to prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida.
Amid a national debate over arming teachers to prevent or minimize the death toll in school shootings, South Carolina State Rep. Steven Long (R) announced a contest on Monday to give away three Smith & Wesson 9mm handguns; one to a K-12 teacher or staff, one to a teacher or staff in higher education, and a third to “any freedom-loving patriot who wishes to participate in the drawing.”
I’m giving away 3 handguns!! 1 to a K-12 teacher/staff, 1 to a higher ed faculty/staff, and 1 to a freedom loving patriot!
Read all about it here: http://stevenlongsc.com/rep-steven-long-giving-guns-to-teachers/ …
Long is also offering free Concealed-Carry training towards obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP).
“The teachers will also be given a gift certificate to attend a class to earn their Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). In this class they will learn about the laws surrounding the carrying of firearms and self defense, how to properly handle and fire a handgun, and they will be given a field test to ensure they can shoot accurately. All of which is required by law to obtain a CWP.”
The contest is being held in partnership with Schell Arms, South-Carolina based Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) business.
“We must do everything we can to ensure the safety of children in schools, both K-12 and our higher education institutions. Allowing teachers or school staff members to carry is the most efficient and most effective way to do this,” Rep Long said. “…for those who are willing and able, we need to allow them this protection. I’m open to a discussion regarding the specifics of a program that allows teachers to carry, but it is undeniable that we must take action on this issue.”
Long’s contest follows several comments by President Trump on the topic of arming teachers, who told participants at a White House “listening session” on gun control; “If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly, and the good thing about a suggestion like that — and we’re going to be looking at it very strongly, and I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I think a lot of people are going to like it. But the good thing is you’re going to have a lot of [armed] people with that.”
The South Carolina Spartanburg Republican, who represents District 37, said he is holding the giveaway to show support for pro-Second Amendment legislation in the House.
A donation page has been set up on Long’s website to raise funds to cover the cost of this drawing, though no donation is required to enter. Any additional funds raised will be donated to South Carolina Carry, an organization that promotes pro-Second Amendment policies and firearms education.
Following that, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster said he would sign a bill that would allow Palmetto State teachers to be armed.
Long said he has sponsored or cosponsored other pro-Second Amendment legislation, including constitutional carry and a bill to allow real estate agents and their clients to carry a firearm when showing or viewing properties.
“It is undeniable that we must take action on this issue,” Long said on his website.
Long is the latest politician to support the idea of arming teachers. Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted he will “look at the possibility of giving ‘concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience.’
Earlier in the week, Butler, Ohio sheriff Richard K. Jones offered free firearms training to 50 teacher, which he posted to his department’s official Facebook page. After a flood of applicants, Jones was forced to cut it off at 300 participants.
“We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said on “Fox & Friends.”
“We have to do something here because we can’t wait for our government to do anything. All they do is fight, they get nothing done,” said Jones.
I totally agree with South Carolina lawmaker Long and Ohio sheriff Jones, it’s time to defend our students in gun-free zones like schools. Students in schools and gun-free zones are like sitting ducks and open targets.
Lunatics like Nikolas Cruz and others know it too! They know no one can stop them if they bring a gun into a school.
It’s time to defend our students. It’s time to support teachers with CWP classes so that next time lunatics like Cruz step foot on school property, at least someone is there to defend the students.
Resources: ZeroHedge, The State