Lawmaker: We shouldn’t arm teachers because most of them are WOMEN
Alabama lawmakers think that the need to protect ladies must be addressed and for that, they should not be armed. The suggestion might feel paramount to absurdity, however, it’s true. The Alabama Lawmakers are reserved in making a move to arm the women.
The argument came from the State Rep. Harry Shiver, R-Stockton, this morning. “Most women, and women teachers in particular, “are scared of guns,” and should not be expected to carry them in classrooms.,” he said.
Shiver later in his comments to AL.com further discussed his argument, “I’m not saying all (women), but in most schools, women are (the majority) of the teachers, Some of them just don’t want to (be trained to possess firearms). If they want to, then that’s good. But most of them don’t want to learn how to shoot like that and carry a gun.”
Shiver’s comments particularly came after the discussion of a bill which would allow the school systems to designate trained teachers and administrators to carry guns in the school premises. A little background on Shiver, he’s a retired physical education teacher and a coach of 32 years in Bay Minette. Shiver has been a vocal opponent of the bill.
“I’ve heard … that 75 percent of Republicans support it, but I was there live and in person and I know what it is like in the schools, most women wouldn’t like to be put in that position. I know from South Alabama, they wouldn’t.” – said Shiver
Shiver is of the opinion that the teachers are not ready to inject themselves in an active shooter situation. However, the public safety committee this morning approved Ainsworth’s bill to arm teachers.
Shiver also said that the teachers might face another situation, the police might end up shooting teachers if some terrorist activity takes place while the teachers are armed.