EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story ran in yesterday’s news section but without the video which wasn’t available at that time. We recommend the video.
NBC NEWS June 19, 2018 – On a recent morning in Newcomerstown, Ohio, a row of teachers stood in a line with guns drawn and moved slowly toward a row of steel plate targets. As the teachers advanced, bullets pinged off the metal with each round they fired. The teachers had come to take part in Faster Saves Lives, a voluntary training program run by an Ohio-based nonprofit that has taught more than 1,300 school staff members to carry and use firearms since 2013. [full article]