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    These steps are being taken in OHIO to protect our children.
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    This Will Drive Gun-Grabbers Crazy ... And Change Our Schools Forever



    Ohio --(Ammoland.com)- It’s going to drive the gun-grabbers crazy. But it’s going to change our schools forever.
    It all started at a Town Hall meeting at Ohio State University in December of last year.
    The Sandy Hook elementary school slaughter had just rocked the nation. Anti-gun activists lead by Mayor Bloomberg began screaming for gun bans and dozens of new restrictions.
    Ken Hanson, legal counsel for Buckeye Firearms Association, was invited to debate the issue at OSU. The debate was unremarkable … until Ken dropped a bombshell.
    He said that debate was pointless. Every time there’s a school killing, the gun control crowd wants to have a debate, stage a march, give a speech, issue a press release, hold a vigil, or pass a law.
    “We’re done debating,” Ken announced. “We know what stops school killers. It’s not talk. Killers stop killing when someone makes them stop.” Then he told the crowd Buckeye Firearms Foundation would start providing “active killer” training to armed teachers.
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    F.A.S.T.E.R. | Buckeye Firearms Foundation
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    In any violent encounter, the faster you realize the threat and stop it, the better. Time is especially important during school shootings. Faster response leads to fewer casulties. F.A.S.T.E.R. stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response. Everyone agrees that safety training is important, but in active killer situation the "emergency response" must happen fast to save lives.
    The class is a comprehensive 3-day training class at Tactical Defense Institute. All major expenses will be covered, including tuition, ammunition, and lodging (which are expected to total approximately $1,000 per teacher).
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    Q&A on the Armed Teacher Training Program Q&A on the Armed Teacher Training Program
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    Submitted by drieck on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:34.
    Over 1,000 educators have applied for training!
    On December 20, 2012, Buckeye Firearms Foundation announced the Armed Teacher Training Program.
    The original intent was to simply offer free firearm training to 24 teachers in order to show that teachers could be an effective deterrent to mass murder in schools.
    After three weeks, we have received well over 1,000 requests for this training. So while the goal is still the same, the scope of this program has changed significantly.
    Parents, teachers, school boards, and the media have inundated us with questions about this program. So here are answers to some of the most common.
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    Do we need armed guards at schools?

    No.

    But we do need armed people in schools.

    The following report was written by Brendan Keefe, WCPO in Ohio, re-published with his permission:

    Friday, 21 November 2008 05:00 Written by Brendan Keefe

    As published in Local News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | Cincinnati, Ohio | WCPO.com | WCPO-TV | 9 On Your Side

    There have been so many school shootings over the last 40 years that researchers have been able to develop a profile of the typical mass murderer. They're called "active shooters" or "active killers" and their crimes play out in a matter of minutes.

    After the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, police changed their tactics. The two student gunmen killed 15 people and themselves before the SWAT team was in position. Commanders realized that it simply takes too long to assemble a tactical team in time to stop an active killer.

    The new tactics developed in response to Columbine involved creating an ad-hoc tactical team using the first four or five patrol officers on the scene. They would enter the shooting scene in a diamond formation with guns pointing in all directions. This technique was employed by police departments around the country.

    Then 32 people were killed by a lone gunman at Virginia Tech in April 2007. Seung Hui Cho shot 47 people, 30 fatally, in the university's Norris Hall in just 11 minutes. That means every minute he killed more than three people and shot a total of four. Once again, the gunman continued shooting until a four-officer team made entry and then he killed himself. Law enforcement reviewed its tactics.

    Based on the Virginia Tech data, experts determined the first officer on scene should make entry immediately with an aggressive attack on the shooter. Every minute the officer waits for back-up, another three or more people could die. In other words, while it was once considered suicide for a lone officer to take on an active killer, it is now considered statistical homicide for him not to do so.

    Tactical Defense Institute in Adams County, Ohio developed one of the first "single officer response" programs in the nation. TDI was teaching the tactic even before Virginia Tech. Now the National School Resource Officer Organization (NSRO) is using TDI instructors to teach school resource officers how to confront a gunman immediately. Locally, all Blue Ash police officers are trained in these new tactics in large part because their chief, Col. Chris Wallace, is also a TDI instructor.

    The other statistic that emerged from a study of active killers is that they almost exclusively seek out "gun free" zones for their attacks. In most states, concealed handguns are prohibited at schools and on college campuses even for those with permits. Many malls and workplaces also place signs at their entrances prohibiting firearms on the premises. Now tacticians believe the signs themselves may be an invitation to the active killers. The psychological profile of a mass murderer indicates he is looking to inflict the most casualties as quickly as possible.

    Also, the data show most active killers have no intention of surviving the event. They may select schools and shopping malls because of the large number of defenseless victims and the virtual guarantee no on the scene one is armed. As soon as they're confronted by any armed resistance, the shooters typically turn the gun on themselves.
    Of course, there are no surprises in this report; We have been making these arguments for years. When I spoke to Keefe to get his permission to reprint the article for use in testimony in the Michigan legislature, he told me that he initially had no real personal opinion or position on this issue; what he learned during his research shocked him and convinced him of the correctness of what we have been saying. I have carte blanche from him to reprint this report.

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