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Sheriff offers free concealed carry classes for teachers in wake of deadly school shooting

An Ohio county sheriff is offering a free concealed carry class to teachers, as well as training for school shootings. The idea drew positive responses but not that everybody was on board. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week, politicians and pundits have been calling for stronger gun control measures and casting blame for the tragedy on the NRA, Republicans, conservatives and President Donald Trump.

But others are fighting fire with fire.

TheBlaze noted Sunday that the owner of UtahGunExchange.com is offering a free concealed carry class for the state's educators and students who are at least 18 years old.

And the same thing is happening in Ohio — but the difference is that the offer is coming courtesy of a law enforcement official.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced Sunday on Twitter that he'll offer a free concealed carry class to teachers in the county — as well as training on school shootings.

The idea seemed to quickly elicit positive responses, as the sheriff's office noted on Facebook:

"Over 50 emails in 20 minutes," the post noted. "Keep them coming, we will find a plan. This community rocks! #kidscomefirst!!"

What did detractors have to say?

Not that everybody was on board. One Facebook commenter called the sheriff's class to fight back against gun violence in schools "hillbilly logic."

"If kids come first, why are you trying to expose them to MORE firearms?" the commenter wrote. "Why not just try to change the gun laws and make it harder for people to even obtain them?"

A commenter on Jones' Twitter post replied, "I truly hope you're not implying by this tweet that teachers should be bringing weapons onto school property? Training for everyone on an individual basis is fine and dandy, but if there is a teacher bringing a gun onto school grounds, I have BIG problems with that."

What move did Ohio's Republican governor just take in relation to guns?

Gov. John Kasich removed a pro-Second Amendment section from his political website Sunday after he called on Congress to enact stricter gun laws.

(H/T: Louder With Crowder)

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