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Texas Gun Store Owner Offers Teachers' Discount
In wake of Newtown shooting, they get 10% off his class
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
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.

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Dec 19, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Until the emotion after this horrible tragedy dies down and a teacher looses it and shoots up his own classroom and everyone will cry out saying why are teachers allowed to have guns when the incidence of spree killings is so low? having the school full of armed people makes it more dangerous.
Dec 19, 2012 9:50 AM CST
I truly believe had the principle been TRAINED and armed, the death count could have been lowered to one. Teachers should be allowed the option to go through specialized training (military/police type) to carry guns in the classroom. I'm tired of the bullshit. There is no excuse for this kind of thing to continue.
Dec 19, 2012 1:41 AM CST
How pathetic :(