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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
Moore post office service increases; streets open
May 24, 2013 17:29 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Public agencies in Moore have opened streets to residents and resumed mail delivery to as many addresses as possible.
At a news conference Friday, police said residents in the hardest-hit areas can go back into their neighborhoods without having to deal with police checkpoints. Some road closures may still occur as utility crews work to restore service.
Moore's postmaster said 85 percent of mail delivered from the Moore station is being delivered, and that mail deliveries from the Santa Fe station are up to 95 percent.
For those whose mail is not being delivered, those with ZIP codes 73153 and 73160 can pick up mail at the Airport Finance unit on Air Cargo Road.
Those in ZIP code 73170 can go to the Santa Fe station for their mail.
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