Take Back Kentucky Votes to Adopt POST Program

Take Back Kentucky(TBKY) voted at its May 2018 general monthly meeting in Hardin County, Kentucky to adopt the POST program. We will strongly advocate for a bill introduction and adoption for the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly along with other states. Post stands for protecting our students and teachers.

It’s Time For POST!
The POST Program is a common sense, low-cost, and well-designed program created to directly address the threat posed by an active shooter in schools. POST is the most thorough in the country and incorporates multiple, overlapping systems of both prevention and response.


We need to face the reality that a “Gun Free Zone” sign on the front door of our schools does nothing to protect our children. It does just the opposite – it tells the active shooter (murderer) that no one is capable of defending themselves.

How can you help in 2018?

Please Attend a School Board meeting.
The only way that POST will be implemented is for School Boards to hear from you: parents, teachers and students. If you support POST, let them know about it by attending a school board meeting and addressing the board. All board meetings have time reserved for public comments – you can show up and let them know what you think (remember – they work for you!).

The brand new coalition partner web site for the POST Program is: https://postky.org/

Protecting Our Students & Teachers
This program’s design is based on the very successful Armed Pilot Program. It has been in existence for over 10 years now and has trained thousands and thousands of pilots.

Proposed Program: Volunteers Only (Teachers, Administrators, Staff, Counselors, Nurses, Custodians, Bus Drivers)

Interview *
Background Check **
Must Possess KY CCDW Permit ***
Attend a 1/2 day Pre-Course (designed to prepare participant for training course)
Complete Program Training Course (5-10 days in length, TBD)
Follow-up interview of participant with Sheriff & Superintendent
Semi-Annual Firearms Qualification
Annual 1-day Refresher Course prior to school year (includes firearms qualification)

Join us in 2018 into 2019 to push Kentucky’s version of Ohio already highly successful program to protect our schools.


4 Responses to “Take Back Kentucky Votes to Adopt POST Program”

  1. William says:

    This is the live interactive web link for the Post Program.

  2. Phyllis says:

    The following are a few things to help you prepare for a statement in support of POST at your local School Board meeting. If you have any questions or suggestions of things to add, leave them in the comments below.

    All regular school board meetings have a time period for public comments.
    There are strict time limits for each speaker so you need to be prepared with what you want to say.
    Some school boards will allow another speaker to yield their time to a previous speaker (giving one speaker more time). Contact your school board ahead of time if you are interested in teaming up and giving one person more time to see if that is allowed.
    Make sure to introduce yourself: your name, where you live, your children’s names, ages / grade level and where they go to school.
    Say what you are there to let them know:
    I support the POST program and would like our school board to receive a full briefing on the program as soon as possible.
    Following the briefing, I would like the board to take a vote on implementing POST.
    Explain what the POST program is:
    POST is a program that is specifically focused on addressing the threat posed by school attack by an active shooter.
    POST’s best defense against attack is deterrence: the knowledge that some teachers are armed will stop most attacks before they start.
    Should an attack commence, its next defense is an immediate armed response – teachers will be there an average of 3 minutes before first responders from law enforcement arrive.
    POST works with the school and local law enforcement to screen, train and then arm volunteers from the school faculty, staff and administration.
    The thoroughness of training is unparalleled: All volunteers will receive firearms and tactics training time equivalent to candidates going through the police academy.
    POST is complementary to other school safety programs, including ALICE, SARC, secure entry programs, etc.
    There are armed teacher programs in Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas that have been active for years – all without any incident of a student taking a teacher’s gun or of a teacher leaving their gun behind somewhere a student could access it.
    Explain why you want POST at your school. What are your concerns and why do you think POST will address them?
    Make sure to thank them for their time and attention.

  3. james storm says:

    Deter violence is what is needed visible armed security and ccdw lic. teachers and harder access then I think armed bus drivers are needed as well ….///

  4. Urge Your US Representative to vote for Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House, to replace Paul Ryan who is resigning. Congressman Jordan has a vision of greatness to restore and defend the Constitutional republic of the United States of America. He is not beholden to anyone. So many others under consideration are establishment republicans. We need a true conservative as leader of the House.

    Please call 1-202-224-3121, the US Capitol Switchboard and ask to be connected to your Congressman. Then leave a message for him to vote for Rep Jim Jordan as the next speaker of the house.

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