Teacher Fires at Gun Control: ‘Why Not Give Me the Chance to Fight Back?’

Written by Keely Sharp   |   Eagle Rising

Wow, I got chills reading about a Utah teacher who starred on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum who fired back at gun control and the media.

After the school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people, many people have called for teachers to be armed, and I agree. Teachers should be trained to carry in order to actually protect students from maniacs.

 

Teacher Kasey Hansen told MacCallum exactly why she carried her gun every day to work. She stated that she started doing so after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 that killed 26 people.

“The teachers just huddled their kids in the corner and stood in front of them and hoped for the best. They didn’t have any defense for them, and all that they could do was hope that the bad guy didn’t come in and shoot up their room,” she continued, “For me, I needed a better option, I needed a better plan set in place rather than hunker down and just hope for the best.”

She explained that she is a trained, responsible gun owner and carries in order to not only protect herself but her students as well.

“I became a teacher because I love children. I love children, and I would do anything for them,” Hansen added,  “And if that means taking a bullet, then yes, I will take a bullet for my children. But why not give me the chance to also fight back in the process?”

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