Wow, nothing like cashing in on a tragedy, right? That’s exactly what Texas gun shop owner Crocket Keller is doing. Keller, who owns Kellers Riverside Gun Store near Austin, TX, announced during a KRLD radio show that he would start offering a discount for teachers who want to carry a concealed weapon after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday.
HOST: In light of this tragic, tragic shooting, teachers, educators may be wanting to get themselves certified to carry a concealed handgun. If they came to your store, what would you do for them and what kind of guidance would you give?
KELLER: Well, as we do with veterans, I would offer them a discount. Our normal rate is $110, so I would give them a rate of $90. If they are teachers, we would be more than happy to do that. We need to lobby our various state governments to allow teachers to be armed. We have airline pilots that now carry pistols or weapons of some sort. I think the same thing needs to happen in these gun-free zones that are so dangerous.
Keller went on to argue, “Any place where the citizenry is not allowed to defend itself is at risk.”