In El Paso, scared Hispanic Americans rush to buy guns

After a gunman killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others, many terrified Texans are buying firearms for the first time The mural on the side of the gun store proclaims: A Savior is Born. Theres a manger scene below the star of Bethlehem and windows festooned with red, white and blue bunting. And above it all a looming AR-15 assault rifle spewing fire. Yet inside Gun Central on Sunday, barely 24 hours after a terrorist gunman killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others in a local Walmart, the expected white Christian nationalists defending the second amendment were not there. Instead there were terrified El Pasoans, mostly Hispanic, buying firearms for the first time. The scene on Sunday at …

Florida schools reject law allowing teachers to carry guns

The Guardian finds that none of the states largest school districts plan to allow teachers to carry weapons Floridas new law allowing teachers to carry guns in their classrooms is largely impotent, research by the Guardian has found, with dozens of school districts across the state rejecting the controversial measure. Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, pushed through the bill last week despite strongly-worded letter in which he said Florida legislators missed the mark by proposing to arm teachers. Having untrained personnel carrying firearms is more likely to create a tragic scenario where innocent people can get injured or killed, he warned. Having more firearms in an active shooter situation would make it more difficult for police officers to identify the …

The Florida teachers who think arming them is the ‘most dangerous decision ever’

Teachers share their concerns after a bill allowing educators to carry guns in classrooms was approved by the state legislature, and awaits Republican governors expected approval Vivid in Joy Jacksons memory is the sound of a bullet whistling just past her ear, fired towards her head during an incident at the Miami allow educators to possess firearms in their classrooms 2018 Parkland high school massacre could prove catastrophic. Imagine a student with an emotional behavioral disability with a gun, or a teacher that maybe has become afraid of a student who says the student wont be able to disarm them? said Jackson, 65, a teacher with more than four decades experience working with special needs students. The first thing you …