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Resolved: It would be beneficial for teachers to have guns at school, in a controlled environment

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Started: 2/27/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BillyTheKids

Pro

First round is for acceptance.
Gigidy

Con

I accept this challenge
Debate Round No. 1
BillyTheKids

Pro

I believe that guns should be allowed to be held by teachers at school.

First, the teacher would have to have the right amount of training and meet certain requirements before being able to obtain this weapon. I believe that the teachers that have obtained these weapons should have the training of how to use them, so they do not harm any of the people at risk in the process of using such a weapon.

Secondly, the teacher must have the right safety precautions in motion. If they are to keep a fire arm with them, they will not be allowed to have the gun case unlocked any time, unless there is an emergency. Also, if they do unlock the desk there must also be a combination key to the lock on the gun trigger that has an easy set of numbers that the teacher could remember, e.g. their birth year. The school would also have the combination so that if there was a substitute teacher in the class that day, they would also have the combination.

If the teacher had the gun in the classroom with them in an emergency, like the Sandy Hook and Columbine shootings they would be able to shorten some if not all of the death toll that would happen as well as keep a safer environment where the students and teachers would know that they were safer. This could ultimately lead to better grades because the students would feel safer, and there would be less fear through out the day of certain situations happening.

Also, if the teacher felt like they were in a safer environment that would also have an effect on there teaching and could lead to them having a better teaching experience, and a more steady job and income. As well as the teacher may have more of an income because they are protecting their students and the parents might pay more to ensure that there is better protection for their kids.

Overall, if a school were to allow teachers to have weapons in a controlled environment, it would lead to better grades, income and security throughout the school.
Gigidy

Con

The only reason you agree with that statement is because of the fact that new town occurred. If this never happened then you would never care if teachers had an effective weapon. First of all if a teacher had a disability there's a chance that they cannot control the ability with a gun.
Debate Round No. 2
BillyTheKids

Pro

Con states that the only reason I belive this is because of Newtown* Connecticut. I have debated this topic before Newtown before 2012. I hope you can please actually argue.

Questions:

1. Why would I only believe this because of Newtown.

2. Please states facts.
Gigidy

Con

you like weiner plane and simple
Debate Round No. 3
Gigidy

Con

Gigidy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by tentakejack 3 years ago
tentakejack
Here is how you control your environment .....
If a classroom is breached, the gunman takes out the teacher first. No time to grab a gun. In Texas for instance, the teachers must keep the gun in a Lock Box with a keyed lock. No time to waist so
teachers can and should Barricade the classroom door if there is a Lockdown Event in progress.
Why let an intruder into the classroom to begin with. They need a door barricade device like Nightlock Lockdown attached to the classroom door. Piling desks and classroom furniture in front of the door is slow and uneffective, and doesn't work on outward swing doors. But this device will and is now active in many school districts across the country. A simple device keeps bad guys out, and gives a teacher more time to prepare and hide students.
Posted by tentakejack 3 years ago
tentakejack
Here is how you control your environment .....
If a classroom is breached, the gunman takes out the teacher first. No time to grab a gun. In Texas for instance, the teachers must keep the gun in a Lock Box with a keyed lock. No time to waist so
teachers can and should Barricade the classroom door if there is a Lockdown Event in progress.
Why let an intruder into the classroom to begin with. They need a door barricade device like Nightlock Lockdown attached to the classroom door. Piling desks and classroom furniture in front of the door is slow and uneffective, and doesn't work on outward swing doors. But this device will and is now active in many school districts across the country. A simple device keeps bad guys out, and gives a teacher more time to prepare and hide students.
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