Those known agents of Soviet communism, American insurance companies, have slowed the march towards have teachers pack heat in schools because, it seems, it might just be dangerous. The New York Times reports that Kansas school districts will lose their insurance if they go ahead with plans to arm staff members in schools:
But already, EMC Insurance Companies, the liability insurance provider for about 90 percent of Kansas school districts, has sent a letter to its agents saying that schools permitting employees to carry concealed handguns would be declined coverage.
“We are making this underwriting decision simply to protect the financial security of our company,” the letter said.
And in Oregon:
The Oregon School Boards Association, which manages liability coverage for all but a handful of the state’s school districts, recently announced a new pricing structure that would make districts pay an extra $2,500 annual premium for every staff member carrying a weapon on the job.
It seems that insurance companies have a somewhat better command of statistical analysis than the National Rifle Association and its collection of fanatics—and know that increasing the number of guns in schools will only increase the danger to everyone in schools.