I am a firm believer in teachers having guns in school. Imagine this, school shooter comes in with a M16-A3 with 5.56 NATO rounds comes into a school while the students are in class. He fires a few rounds and a lock down is issued, lets say that there are 20 teachers and 30 staff members, and about half of each group has a gun -lets say a 357. Magnum revolver- that shooter isn't going to get a chance to kill anyone because the standered magazine compacity for an M16-A3 is 20-30 rounds, while the 357. Magnum revolver holds six rounds, that is 150 rounds that can be shot in 5 seconds minimum, that's 30 rounds PER SECOND, while the shooter will have to empty a 30 round magazine then take the time to reload-10 seconds MAX. My point is that the shooter would not last long, yes there might still be casualties but they would be drastically minimized
Police usually take five to ten minutes to arrive, giving a chance for killer to complete his or her mission.Think about it? Cops take so long to arrive the killer usually gets away causing more lockdowns in other schools.The no's might say the gun might be taken by children,but people the teachers would be trained for those situations.
Teachers with guns would be the ultimate deterrent for possible killers and provide a safer environment for the children. By selecting a few teachers, giving them extensive background checks, putting them through gun training, and having them have the weapons concealed, our schools would be much safer. What is a better deterrent: No weapons of any kind allowed on school grounds or Teachers are heavily armed and trained and will protect students from any danger? Even if the killer decided to enter the school, how would they possibly be safer with just a plan against a man with a gun than a gun?If you do research, there are many school shootings and other attempted mass murders that were stopped/lessened by somebody on premise having a gun. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."-Wayne LePierre.
Teachers should be allowed to have guns, but only if they pass some requirements. For example, the teachers should pass a regular concealed carry class in their state. If the school building is divided between, say, Indiana and Ohio, the teachers in that school building must pass the stricter concealed-carry rule in those 2 states. There should be a concealed-carry class for teachers in states that are open carry as well.
The guns should not be a certain type, as in all teachers shouldn't have to carry a Glock pistol if they'd rather have a Smith and Wesson or something else. The teachers shouldn't have rifles. They should be pistols, and the magazines should comply to state standards.
Don't forget this phrase is true: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
Shootings in the US schools would drop WAY down. Just imagine that you were one of those people who intended to shoot up a school. Would you even try if you knew all the teachers were armed? At the Virginia Tech massacre, the shooter went room to room, each time killing more. If even one of those teachers had been armed, the gunman wouldn't have gotten far.
If the teachers had guns school would be safer. Kids wouldn't have the risk of getting shot. Yes they would need to know how and that's why you put them in training. If you want your kid safe then let the teachers have guns and make the schools much much safer than they are.
I think that teachers need to be allowed to have guns during
school. Public schools have become
killing grounds in the last few decades.
There have been an appalling amount of school shootings. It seems that no matter what we do, the
shootings continue. Many of these
attacks could be stopped if teachers had guns.
I think teachers should be allowed to have guns during school. However, I think they should only be allowed to have guns during school if they undergo an extensive training to teach them about how and when to properly use a gun. I think they should also have to take refresher courses every year if they want to continue to carry a gun.
Teachers should be allowed to have guns during school. This would definitely prevent the school tragedies that have occurred at our schools in the past. If one of those teachers or staff would have been carrying then they could have prevented some of the children and staff from being killed.
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, and I believe that a few teachers in the school should have a concealed weapon on them at all times in case of a situation that may require them to use it in order to protect the students.
The Sandy Hooke incident was tragic, but going to extreme measures, such as guns in the classroom, is a little, well, extreme. It would be easier for a shooter to enter a classroom and take a gun from the classroom, or a child could find it and play with it. If there was a shooter in the classroom would the teacher fire a gun with chuldren so close by? I would hope not. Overall, it's more unsafe for the children.
Some teachers might get upset & want to do something with the easy access of the gun, & they would all have to spend time getting trained, & students just might not feel safe with the fact that teachers have guns get REAL officers in schools. Come up with better ways to escape situations like that not just fire drills lock down drills consist of only locking the doors students need a safer way to hide or escape.
Yes, it would stop lunatics that break into schools and kill students, and therefore would save student's lives making it a good idea. However, there are many immature students in schools that are so stupid they would decide to pick up a gun. If there were to be an unaccompanied student that was really nutty, he may even open fire on other people. What I'm saying is that there would be more risk than there currently is.
Teachers should not be allowed to have guns in school. Despite what the pro opponents have to say and that it would help reduce possible school shootings, it is too dangerous and more thought and consideration must be put into it. If teachers are allowed to carry guns in school, then the teacher has to make sure that they keep and eye on it so as not to get into the wrong hands.
I am a teacher and the last thing I want is one of my coworkers to have a gun on campus. I think that instead of this ridiculous policy, there should be cops on every school campus if something were to happen. Almost all secondary schools have this, but other should have it too.
If a classroom is breached, the gunman takes out the teach 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. This simple device keeps bad guys out, and gives a teacher more time to prepare and hide students.
Having teachers carry guns in schools is dangerous, not only for the children, but for the adults in the building too. My mother is a high school teacher and she would refuse to carry a gun around. They could misfire or teachers could get overwhelmed with the responsibility of carrying of carrying the gun. Those only some of the many reasons why teachers should not be allowed to carry guns in schools.
When teachers own their own guns in the school, then children cannot be weel educated. Teachers are the people who have to well behave infront of students, but when they just own their guns then students will learn them and also they will steal some of them because of their curiousity.
So if the teacher puts the gun on the desk cuz it is irritating his or her side end walks away to pick up a paper and a student had a problem with a student or a teacher and sees an opportunity and bolts for the gun and gets revenge and starts shooting up the people that bulled them or gave them a hard time.
Teachers shouldn't be allowed to carry guns! Imagine one day I teacher gets frustrated and starts shooting children. Or a teacher strongly dislikes a child and shoots them, saying " it was an accident" or even blaming it on another child. Same thing for a student what if a student somehow gets the gun and shoots people?? IT IS NOT SAFE. A lot of parents would agree and would probably even start taking their children out of school because of it.