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while the other  percent are
administrators.
"From a tactical standpoint, that
means  percent aren't tied to one
room," she said. "When you look at
the principal or the front office staff,
they are either moving around the
building or seeing everybody who
comes in the front door, and that's an
advantage. Custodians can be a huge
asset, too-they know every nook and
cranny of their buildings.
"All the same, it's still a voluntary
program. Within their budgets,
districts usually send whoever raises
their hand and then decide who fills

permit requirements. Our instructor
standards are correspondingly high."
Carno said all  instructors
are active-duty law enforcement, and
all have extensive teaching experience.
"In our case, they also have 
experience (even  leadership
roles) with their agencies, so they're
especially well-suited to address one
of the biggest objections raised by
those who don't want to arm any
school personnel-how to keep armed
educational staff from getting shot
by mistake," she said. "Because they're
the ones who do it, the instructors
know exactly what should happen

Deputy Quinn Cunningham scores a
practice run for a student. FASTER
qualification requires 100 percent,
just like Colorado law enforcement.

which roles when they come back.
And where budgets wouldn't allow
attending a training program like
this,  raises private money so
that no armed staff member has to go
without this lifesaving training."

Good Hands
"W   road, it would
be nice if -type programs
were so widespread that these
monsters-and that's what they are,
monsters-decided that the chances
of getting the fame they seek won't
work," Carno continued. "Until that
happens, it's also why 's firearm
training is above the standard that
Colorado law enforcement has to
meet and well beyond simple 
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and are ideally suited to teach that
hand-off.
"But they are also people who
have a passion for this particular
training, because in several cases
they've responded to active-killer
incidents. That experience has been
a bitter teacher in its own way-they
know they will never be there in time.
If they train people who are likely
to be present as an incident unfolds,
they've done their jobs. They've saved
lives. It's on their recommendation
that we went beyond the  (Peace
Officer's Standards and Training)
qualification while still requiring the
 percent score that police academy
graduates or requalifying officers
must meet.  grads have to

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requalify on a yearly basis too, which
also encourages continued training
and practice."
Colorado is just the second state
with a -type program, but
Carno sees hope for more growth.
"We've trained slightly more
than  people, though not all are
school staff within our state," she said.
"There are also people who attend
on their own: Their districts don't
allow or support on-campus carry
yet, but they're hoping to take good
news on  training back. That's
where the broader changes, they
hope, will start. So do we. But at the
end of the day, parents
and educators who
want their children to
be as safe as possible,
as soon as possible, still
get lots of pushback.
Many people won't
see that gun control
just invites more
or other weapons,
some of them more
dangerous and less
preventable than what
 graduates are
taught to face. Other
parents, educators
and especially the
media still try to
'what-if ' us to death.
'What if fill-in-the-blank
happens?' they ask.
"I understand, but can't agree.
And you'd think by now the reason
would be obvious: What could
possibly be worse than a deranged
killer executing child after child with
nobody to stop him? Is there really a
worse alternative?"
No. There isn't.
Frank Winn has been studying arms
and their relationship to tyranny,
meaningful liberty and personal
security all his adult life. He has been
a firearms safety/shooting instructor
for more than 20 years, earned state,
regional and national titles, and holds
Master or Grand Master rank in
several competitive disciplines.



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