I've noticed Kasich also likes to use the term "smart" when critisizing something Trump or some other politician does or proposes. Whenever a politician talks about how wrong a certain proposal is, and says something like "we need to be smart about this", or "we need to do this in a smart way", they almost never state what that smart way is.
I wish someone would've asked politicians opposed to teachers carrying, if they are opposed to Alabama's concealed carry for regular citizens to protect themselves on the street. If they say yes, so be it. at least no pretending you care about people being able to defend themselves. If they say no, then ask them, "So why can't school staff have the same right to protect themselves from murder in the classroom? Why is it okay for a gym teacher to be able to protect themselves from a murderer in the parking lot of a store, but not okay to protect themselves on school property?
Regarding the cost argument, while it's true that training school staff has an increased cost to it, it is MUCH more cost effective than hiring a dozen full time uniformed open carrying school resource officers per school, just for the worst case scenario. The alternative is to do nothing, or do something totally ineffective to the problem, and you'll end up with the same situations as before.
MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) - On a visit to Mobile Monday, Senator Doug Jones lashed out about the idea introduced in the Alabama legislature last week. The bill calls for arming teachers to prevent school shootings.
The Democratic senator minced no words at the idea telling News 5: "I think that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard. I think it's crazy. You don't need 40-50 guns in there and it's a cost issue. You're going to have to train those teachers. You don't need to arm America in order to stop this, you just need to be smart about it."