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BlueCat13
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Reformist
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Teachers should have guns in school

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/27/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BlueCat13

Pro

I don't think that every teacher in schools should have guns, but some should. Also none of them should be forced to carry a gun. If indded they want to have a gun in their class they should have to have a mental eval than have training. They gun should be kept in a safe place where none of the kids know where its is and can't get to it. So yes I do think some of the teachers should have a gun it could save someone's life if not many.
Debate Round No. 1
BlueCat13

Pro

I don't think that every teacher in schools should have guns, but some should. Also none of them should be forced to carry a gun. If indded they want to have a gun in their class they should have to have a mental eval than have training. They gun should be kept in a safe place where none of the kids know where its is and can't get to it. So yes I do think some of the teachers should have a gun it could save someone's life if not many.
Reformist

Con

Lol you copied and pasted r1 to r2

Okay on to the argument

Teachers should not have guns

1. The presence of a gun can turn a petty or small situation into a lethal one

When a teacher needs to diffuse a uncontrollable situation they have to call the school police officer. If they happen to obtain a gun then the teacher may pull a gun on them or the student themself may snatch the gun and use it against a teacher or another student. The school is a gun-free zone for a reason.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com... (This source is linked to police shootings but can easily be applied to any situation)

2. Intimidation

Students may feel intimidated or threatned with the very notion of a gun near them. I am a high school student myself and lockdown drills (Drills where a shooter is in the school) make some kids very scared, one even passed out. Now make that a gun in the classroom and you will see my point. Not only this but this will make teacher to student interactions a lot more tense.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

3. Talking can be a greater weapon than a gun

If a student or an intruder comes into your classroom pulling your gun will not only endanger you but the children as well in the classroom. Pulling guns on people makes them even more enraged and can lead to a massacre if you aren't the fastest trigger puller. Talking someone out of it is not only easier but is widely used by teachers to defuse situations.

Here is a story of a teacher who defused a situation really quickly with just words.

http://www.theguardian.com...

4. Guns just make things worse

Guns are 22 times more likely to be used in suicide than for self defense

A gun in a petty situation can make it lethal and not even for the defender. Sometimes the defender is the one who dies.

Do we really need that in our classrooms?

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu...
Debate Round No. 2
BlueCat13

Pro

BlueCat13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
BlueCat13

Pro

BlueCat13 forfeited this round.
Reformist

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Balacafa
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro copy and pasted their only arguments which means that Con wins these by default because Pro provided none of their own. Pro also forfeited which is a loss of conduct.