22-year-old South Carolina lawmaker Steven Long is holding a drawing for teachers to win a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.
Long is giving three Smith & Wesson’s away in his teachers’ drawing.
Steven Long, R-SC- Boiling Springs
FOX News reported:
Rep. Steven Long, R-S.C., announced Monday that he is going to host a drawing to give away three 9mm handguns to educators in the state in light of President Trump’s call to arm some teachers in the wake of the Florida massacre.
Long said he will give away three Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm handguns, “one to a K-12 teacher, school staff member, or school administrator; one to a higher education (college/university) faculty, staff member, or administrator; and one to any freedom-loving patriot who wishes to participate in the drawing,” according to a press release, reported WISTV.
It is unclear when the event will be held.
Drawing winners will also receive a free class to learn how to properly use the gun and earn their Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) in accordance with the law.
Steven Long added this on his website about arming teachers.
“We must do everything we can to ensure the safety of children in schools, both K-12 and our higher education institutions. Allowing teachers or school staff members to carry is the most efficient and most effective way to do this,” Rep Long said. “This is entirely voluntary. We aren’t forcing teachers who don’t feel comfortable with a gun to carry. Not every teacher will want to carry or needs to carry, but for those who are willing and able, we need to allow them this protection. I’m open to a discussion regarding the specifics of a program that allows teachers to carry, but it is undeniable that we must take action on this issue.”
“The criminals who shoot up schools are mentally defective cowards,” Long continued. “A shocking 98% of mass shootings occur in gun-free zones. The killers know that they are unlikely to encounter armed resistance and be stopped and they’re going after defenseless targets. Well, not anymore. By allowing trained adults to defend the students, we will send the message to those deranged psychotic degenerates that children are our top priority and we will protect them.”