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Free Gun Classes For Teachers
“We want to help teachers and other school employees defend themselves
and our children,” said Tim Gillispie, President Of OK2A, a second amendment
To reach that goal the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association is offering
free gun classes for teachers.
“Teachers or any school employee are welcome to sign up for it,” said Gillispie.
Gillispie said if upcoming
legislation allowing guns in the classroom passes his group wants to make sure
teachers are ready.
“We want to get ahead of that and do the training now.”
The eight hour course includes instruction on gun laws and firearm
training. By the end of the class participants will be ready to apply for a
“This is an opportunity for teachers and school employees to get that
out of the way.”
Many parents support teachers taking the class
“I think it wouldn’t be a bad thing at all. It would make me feel
better. Even if they just knew how the gun worked ,” said one parent.
But not all parents are on board.
“The kids you never know. You turn you back for one second and they
could get to it ,” said Karen Garrison.
Regardless of what happens on Capitol Hill, O-k-2-a is offering two
classes one in Oklahoma City, the other in Tulsa.
Gillespie said the response has
“We're already to the point where the lottery system is going to apply.”
He hopes everyone not just educators takes a course in gun safety.
“No matter who you are or where you work it’s imperative you get
The classes are February 9. Teachers and school employees can sign up at OK2A.org. Deadline to register is February 2nd.
Posted: Tuesday, January 29 2013, 10:03 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado hits OKC suburb, kicking up debris
May 19, 2013 22:29 GMT
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A tornado kicked up debris in an Oklahoma City suburb and threatened a number of tourist attractions on historic Route 66 before growing into a larger storm that rolled across rural parts of central Oklahoma.
Television footage Sunday showed a tornado at Edmond . The storm threatened a novelty soda-pop store and a historic barn in the small town of Arcadia, then grew into a larger storm as it moved northeastward a few miles north of the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Storm Prediction Center had forecast a moderate risk of severe weather in Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri.
TV video also showed power flashes from transformers blowing out as they were hit by high winds or debris.
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