Wayne LaPierre

The 22 things needed for a good guy (armed teacher) to stop a bad guy with a gun

The 22 things needed for a good guy (armed teacher) to stop a bad guy with a gun

In January 2013, just weeks after 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., three dozen law enforcement officers gathered at the Johns Hopkins University for a series of informal discussions about arming teachers to confront school shooters.

The participants represented 14 local, state and federal agencies in the mid-Atlantic. They ranged in rank from chief to corporal. Everyone had at least 10 years’ experience in law enforcement; each had completed at least one training course on active shooters. They were all taking graduate courses in public safety leadership at the Hopkins School of Education.

At the time, there was a...

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