February 26, 2018

Vol. 12  No. 06

News Letter

(But, It's Not My Job)

Staying Alive®:  Firearms Training & Texas License To Carry

Michael J Arnold


Scheduled Training:


Texas License To Carry


CLICK HERE for next class date




Bexar Community Shooting Range
Marion, TX  78124

CLICK HERE for directions.


CLICK HERE for class registration form

Let your friends know.

CLICK HERE to purchase a Gift Certificate.


But, It's Not My Job

My advice to my students includes:  "Avoid putting on your gun, looking at yourself in the mirror, then telling yourself it's time to go out and save the world."

  1. The world is not yours to save, and

  2. The effort needed to save the world is probably way beyond your capabilities, anyway.

So, why wear the gun?  Wear the gun to protect and save YOU.

In the last few years there has been a lot of talk about arming teachers.  Many believe armed teachers could probably have killed some of the lunatics that have recently killed children in our schools.  It sounds like the idea could have merit.

So, here's the plan:  We select a few thousand underpaid and unappreciated teachers, send them through a woefully inadequate government provided training course for a few days, get them to carry what everyone should know is the least lethal firearm on the face of the earth (a handgun), and make them responsible for keeping lunatics with military grade carbines away from other people's children.  Great idea.  We could get them to save the world.  And it would be cheaper than hiring deputies to hide behind cars in the parking lot.

Does my admittedly negative attitude hint that I oppose arming teachers?  It shouldn't.  I believe school teachers and administrators, as well as maintenance and cafeteria workers should all be able to carry guns to protect THEMSELVES.

But, what about the need to provide protection for the kids?

The teacher's job is to "teach."  Let them do their job.  But, since they could easily find themselves in the middle of a firefight, allow them the means to protect themselves; to save their own lives.  It shouldn't take a real genius to realize, if a teacher, fighting to save him/herself, has to kill a school shooter, the act will collaterally result in saving other lives, including those of other people's children.

Busting the Lies & Myths of a Trained Armed School Staff

Laura Carno

USA – -(Ammoland.com)-There has been more national and local news coverage about arming school staff in the past two weeks than we have ever seen.

Along with that record amount of coverage comes plenty of statements, from people opposed to the idea of armed school staff, that are either untrue or misleading.

Here are the top 8 armed school staff myths:

Myth:  We shouldn’t require teachers to carry a gun.    

Train like your life depends on it.

(It could)

Published by:

Staying Alive, Inc.
PO Box 126
St Hedwig, TX 78152


Michael Arnold
Chris Bird
Rudy Salazar
Pat Scott

News Letter Links:



Copyright © 2001 - Staying Alive, Inc.® Contact Us Click here for Privacy Policy.

E-mail this site to a friend.