- Newly-elected Rep Liz Pike, R-Camas wants "trained" teachers to carry guns in their classrooms.
GOP state Rep. Liz Pike helped to kick off the state gun-laws conversation last month with a widely read Facebook post that floated the idea of allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom if they undergo training and pass a psychological evaluation. The program, modeled after one in place for airline pilots, would be voluntary.
Pike suggested in a Facebook post that teachers also would have to pay for their gun training, provide their own weapon and keep it on their person at all times.
- Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, also wants teachers to have guns in the classroom. Rep Klippert is a school resource officer at a high school. From the Tri-City Herald:
The Kennewick Republican told the Herald on Thursday he hasn't drafted the bill yet, but he said no educator would be required to carry a firearm at school.
The law he wants to draft would require any teacher wanting to have a weapon in the classroom to undergo a mental health evaluation and firearms training.
So there you go, teachers. More professional development for you AD you get to pay for it.
Hey you two, how about no more huge magazine clips? Or closing the gunshow loophole (number one on my list).