By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, responded to recent criticism of his plan to arm school teachers received from U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama.
Ainsworth has introduced legislation allowing teachers with Alabama Peace Office Safety and Training (APOST) certification to have access to guns on school grounds as a plan to deal with the possibility of a school shooting.
Jones — who was elected on Dec. 12 — called Ainsworth’s plan “the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.”