Texas Lt. Gov: Texas Should Fund Teacher Firearms Training

Flickr/RcBodden Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for the state…

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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for the state to consider funding specialized firearms training for school employees, along with other school safety plans.

The announcement echoed remarks Dewhurst made Friday morning while speaking at a conservative policy summit, where according to the Associated Press he said that under his plan school districts would choose who would receive the training, which would expand on what the state requires for concealed handgun license applicants. The training would include how to react in an active shooter situation like the one that claimed 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December.

“God forbid we should have an active shooter crisis in our schools,” Dewhurst said. “Eight hours of instruction and two hours on the range is not sufficient.”

In a statement released to the media Friday afternoon, Dewhurst asked state senators to hold a hearing on the topic.

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