Texas Gun Store Owner Offers Teachers' Discount
In wake of Newtown shooting, they get 10% off his class
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Crockett Keller thinks the Newtown shooting is the perfect occasion for a sale.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Some firearm purveyors may have decided to lie low in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, but not Crockett Keller—he's having a sale. The Texas gun store owner is offering local teachers a 10% discount on his concealed carry handgun classes, the Huffington Post reports. "I thought, 'There we go again, another gun-free zone,'" he says. "What would have happened had there been a teacher with a handgun or a principal with some sort of defense training?" Keller hasn't exactly shied away from publicity: Last year, he aired a radio ad barring his class to certain kinds of people, including those of the "socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner-in-chief" persuasion, and "non-Christian Arab or Muslim."

So far no one has taken Keller up on his offer. But some Texans think he's got the right idea. The superintendent of one 103-student district tells Fox News that his teachers are all armed and dangerous. "We give our 'Guardians' training in addition to the regular Texas conceal-and-carry training," he boasts. "We are our first responders." And the state's attorney general said yesterday that lawmakers are considering ways to encourage more teachers to follow suit.