When Texas Governor Rick Perry said teachers with concealed handgun licenses should be allowed to carry in schools, a Houston gun store owner and CHL instructor made an offer on his blog.
He is willing to teach school staff for free if school districts contact him.
"I've had some amazing support from my community and from teachers and other instructors wanting to help me train these teachers," said Ryan Hansen with Texas Gun Blog. "It wouldn't be hard to do, but the cost of not doing it is very high."
Houston Federation of Teacher's President Gayle Fallon said it is not a matter of money. She thinks it is a bad idea.
"I am a gun owner," said Fallon. "I've had guns for decades, but I don't take them on campus. It's an inappropriate place."
She said teachers are usually female and would probably keep the pistols in their purses where a student could get it or the purse could be misplaced. She is in favor of more guns on campus if they are in the hands of trained security guards.
Support for the idea on the FOX 26 Facebook fan page was evenly mixed.
"I agree with this. I would feel alot safer sending my child to school knowing that a teacher or principle was carrying a weapon. I believe that you would have less issues."
Out and about, we found less support for the idea from parents.
"It could be discharged accidentally and hurt a child," said Cynthia Gonzalez.
"What kind of training would they have to shoot in a classroom? What if they miss and hit a child?" wondered Greg Lucero.
Will Governor Parry pursue this? We will see.