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Joshfour
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The Contender
Ruddle
Con (against)

Should Teachers have the right to bear arms?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/24/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Joshfour

Pro

So I believe that teachers should have the right to bring a gun to school. There is little to no harm in allowing teachers to have that right. In fact, it would do much more good than bad. Listen, if there were at least one or two teachers, at all the school shootings, most of them would probably end a lot earlier, saving many innocent students' lives.
Ruddle

Con

By letting teachers bring guns to school it is putting the students in even more danger, what happens if one day the teacher snaps or has anger issues and decides to turn the gun to the students or any of the other teachers. There are other more effective ways to handle a shooter than having a teacher become a shooter themselves. Also, teachers are role models if teachers are suddenly allowed to bring guns to a classroom what are the younger students going to think.
Debate Round No. 1
Joshfour

Pro

Alright let's face it, that would almost NEVER happen. I couldn't even seem to find a single time this ever happened in the U.S where a teacher actually just started a school shooting and went mad like what you're saying. And let's say it does happen, well then the teacher would get sued, arrested, or even killed. And allowing teachers to bear arms at school could allow for the lives of many students that would've died otherwise, to be saved. Let me ask you this question, which sign will actually do a better job of protecting your kids? A. GUN FREE ZONE or B. Teachers are armed, any attempt to harm students will be met with deadly force. And finally, about it not being the teacher's job, schools probably won't be able to afford to pay for more cops guarding the school, it would cost literally billions of dollars, and that's just the amount of money for just one new cop for each school, which could've just gone into other stuff for the schools.
Ruddle

Con

Teachers holding guns are only going to administer fear to the students in those classes and with me being a teacher I know personally parents are less likely to drop their children off to somewhere that says " Teachers are armed, any attempt to harm students will be met with deadly force" That would make them feel like they are sending their kids to a war zone, on top of that with people feeling this was the schools are going to get less and fewer students every year meaning that they would have saved more money by getting some simple security. However, why not look to the root of the problem, rather than making teachers carry guns, why not focus on getting the laws changed and make sure someone with either a mental illness or criminal background can't purchase a gun or better yet work to change the age limit to get those guns.
Debate Round No. 2
Joshfour

Pro

I'd say the simple answer to what you're trying to say is, that it is a lot better to be afraid than dead. With teachers having the right to bear arms, students actually are more protected and have a better chance of surviving if a shooting does come along. And the sign doesn't have to say exactly that, that was just an example, so instead something along the lines of that and that doesn't cause parents to think they're sending their kids to a "warzone." right now, school shootings are still going to happen whether you like it or not, even in Australia, which banned guns, they still just recently had a shooting. Though I'm highly sure that we'll never get to the point of banning guns in the near future. Anyways since shootings ARE going to happen anyway. We at least need more protection for all the students and teachers that go to schools.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by asta 3 years ago
asta
I think everyone above the age of 22 should be required to have a gun. If everyone has a gun, what murderer would have the guts to commit a mass shooting? It also would mean that everyone who was not the criminal would be a good guy with a gun.
Posted by Soriak 3 years ago
Soriak
To be honest, I think the issue is the probability of teachers with guns being effective against school shooters, and the probability of them becoming shooter themselves. Then, compare this with the status quo. Which world has a better outcome? Keep in mind that teachers are generally people who are trained to be role models, they're adults, more mature, so do take that into consideration when calculating the chances a teacher will shoot up a school vs. shoot a school shooter.
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