I totally think we should have armed guards in schools because although teachers do keep a lot of kids in line, there are those who won't listen when they get detention or talked to by the principal. Having more armed guards would minimize the crimes in schools around the nation and help kids feel safer.
There have been too many incidents and close calls with people, kids and adults, meeting hurt or killed. And how could we have stopped all this? The answer is quick and simple, armed guards in our schools. It is quite obvious that armed guards are needed in our schools if we plan on staying safe.
If there were more armed guards present the students and teachers would feel better. This would be especially helpful if someone was to show up with a weapon. There should be more than one person in a school because one guard cannot be everywhere at the same time if something were to happen.
If there are more armed guards at schools, then the criminal would be less likely to cause a massacre. The school systems across America need to educate there teachers and students on what to do in case of an attack. Also, they need to educate the guards on what to look for and what to do in case of an attack.
Yes, I personally think that there should be armed guards at all schools in America. There should be some sort of system put in place in all schools to prevent something happening like what happened in Newtown, CT. If someone there had a gun like a security guard, so many of those children would still have been alive for Christmas this year.
We have armed security for VIP's, elected officials, courthouses, and the list goes on and on. As much as we value the life of a child, schools NEED to be included within this list. There is a fear of placing armed guards in schools.. That fear of "what ifs" is based off of IGNORANCE and a general fear of firearms. With properly trained armed personnel, we can all but eliminate acts of violence against our school system. Of all the things to protect with a firearm, a child's life should be at the top of the list. I don't understand the logic, IF there was a threat against your child's school, why would you NOT want armed security on site? What is the first thing you do when there is a threat against life or property? You call someone with a gun right? Why not have them already on the premises? I'm not talking about a resource officer, but actual armed security who have been properly trained to identify and neutralize a threat(s) with less than lethal or as a last resort, lethal force. "Gun Free zones" such as schools, are the perfect "target rich" environment for anyone willing to commit such atrocities against our youth. Weapons and schools have been around for CENTURIES with very little acts of violence until recently. What changed? The access to firearms has not changed.. You could buy a rifle from the local hardware store as little as 50 years ago, and believe it or not, they too were also semi-auto rifles. What changed is how we as a society have raised our children.. Restricting firearms will do absolutely nothing to CURB school violence.
REcently there has been ongoing news of several children being injured because of gun violence and because of the lack of safety provided in schools. Schools should have a armed guard to protect the staff and students so that students are less likely to be harmed and additionally feel safer.
People who argue that too many things could go wrong just won't consider the things that are ALREADY going wrong. These are the same people who've wanted to take weapons away for years and unfortunately are using this as a excuse to push their agenda. First they say that they just want assault style weapons, we start to think about it even though deep down we know it won't stop the problem (or didn't). Then they say "Ok, now we want all your weapons". You give them inches and they take yards. I still don't know what the point of being progressive is if you're just progressing towards a system that doesn't work. Socialism. If I was black I would be upset, because these people act like they care about me and coin republicans as the racist, yet they only bring up weapons when a bunch of kids in (yes) mostly suburban areas get shot up, with mostly white victims. See for yourself. Handguns kill more people, do black lives not matter? - libertarian
Yes, because the shooter in sandy hook school shooting had a assault rifle, so if only 1-3 guard go in then the died number will increase by the number of guard that went in, unless there is more guards that can support each other and with a lot of guards they will not run away like how they did in the Florida high school shooting
WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING NOW AND THIS IS A GOOD START. Unfortunately the number of kids shooting kids due to mental issues is real and a terrible trend. I am sick that we even have armed guards in airports and such high security needs but it is a part of our society today IF we start here in our schools, maybe our students feel secure and eliminate or decrease the threat of mentally disturbed people we are at least taking a step forward. From here we need to pay attention to these kids that have issues and realize our MENTAL health system is lacking in quality and FIX IT...Besides spending money on Building a WALL. Lets taKE care of our citizens Parents need to keep track of their children, pay more attention to their needs. This is paramount. It is completely our of hand and not only tragic but another embarrassing fact we as the GREATEST COUNTRY in the world are dealing with.
Where/ How can I personally help this movement go forward. Columbine was the beginning..We as a country have been in denial of the fact that that it is NOT going away. Take action...We all need to know how and just do it
BAD no schools do not need anymore guns this is a stupid idea we should try solving violence with other things besides MORE violence. I personally think that most kids wouldn't feel safe knowing the adult walking around the school is holding a gun, which can go off at any time.
1. More and better improved security system is a more practical solution to school setting, not more weapons.
2. Wrong teaching to our young minds-prepare more violence to end violence.
3. Unrealistic to assume armed guards will have proper weapons to handle crazy gunman at the right time and right place.
4. Greater chance for unfortunate things to happen. Armed staffs, teachers, guards may be equally dangerous if they have an issue (family, relationships, jobs) that triggers them to turn against the school and students.
Lets take the example of most East Asian countries, where they have little to no guns and they have under .1% murder/suicide rate. How is an armed guard supposed to protect kids? Its not like they have x-ray vision to see concealed weapons. Not only that but lets take a look at the costs of a proposal such as this. I'm not saying that economy>safety. But when we aren't actually making things safer, what are we doing? We turn schools from peace to a place of fear and hate. Eventual outcome: harming of the educational system and a loss of money/
I am 17 and stand 6 foot, 5 inches. If I were to have some kind of a mental breakdown and wanted to shoot someone, I'm pretty sure I could overpower a guard if I caught him or her by surprise. That puts a gun in my hands that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to access. I am not the only. My school has some very strong, physically fit wrestlers and football players. If they wanted to overpower a guard to get a gun, I don't think they'd have much difficultly. It's too risky.
It's difficult to find examples where armed guards prevented a mass shooting. For example, at the Columbine and Virginia Tech school shootings, there were armed guards, but they weren't able to prevent those tragedies.
Some examples for deadly incidents would be: Armed guards misreading student behavior, like a student mistakenly shot while playing with a toy gun, Student fights where a student grabs the guard's gun, A mass shooting scenario where students are killed in crossfire, or a nightmare scenario where a psychotic guard kills the STUDENTS.
The answer to gun violence is NOT more guns. If that were the case, why don't we just spend the money to supply a gun to every student? The lesson of gun violence is that the easier you make it to kill, the more people are likely to kill. The question then is can you trust anyone with a gun? I've got enough on my mind at school to have to worry about whether the policy academy reject just got dumped by his girlfriend and has decided today is a good day to die and why not take a few people with him.
Ya heard the saying "Never fight fire with fire." Ya did good. The answer to gun violence is NOT more guns. Ending gun violence by bringing more guns into the area? Not a good idea. There is always a much safer way to stop things. More guns means more casualties.
More guns won't solve this is issue if its what started all of this. We should all be focusing on mental health. Not guns. And we don't need armed security standing at the door of every classroom, let alone let teachers armed... What if that teacher or security guard were to have a psychotic episode, or a nervous breakdown?....
In my view, the greatest issue with having armed guards is the regular presence of a person with a gun in front of young children. From my own experience in grade school, police officers by practice did not even carry guns when they were on school property. In addition, it is unrealistic to assume that one or two people with a gun will always be at the right place at the right time. It is also unrealistic to assume that an officer could stop someone when a gunman has weapons that can overpower what he or she is equipped with.
I don't think it would be healthy for young children to be exposed to armed guards on a daily basis. I understand that there are safety concerns in schools these days and that safety is a top priority for today's youth, but there are other ways to accomplish this. Instead, let's increase security in schools with alarm systems and locked doors throughout the day. These options can improve security without over exposing young children to harsh armed forces.