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Teachers Should Be Allowed To Be Armed In School

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Schools have been targets of mass shootings for its vulnerability. When attacks are committed against schools, the shooter is aware that the school will provide little resistance, making it easy to rack up the kill count. If teachers were allowed to be in possession of a gun during school, the number of fatalities from these attacks would go down.

With the decrease in fatalities from attacks, there would also be a decline in attacks, as armed teachers would act as a deterrent for those considering attacking a school. The main reason why is based on the idea that the school is no longer vulnerable. If the school is now able to defend itself, it can no longer be considered vulnerable to attack.

To achieve a safer environment from attacks, teachers willing to arm themselves in case of an active shooter would need to attend mandatory safety training. This training would cover the correct times to use the weapon and also cover the best way to minimize a potential crossfire.

Also, the need for arming teachers is greater in rural areas, as police response times are slower than those in urban areas. A slower response time means a higher kill count. As stated before, when teachers are armed, they are able to take out an active shooter before he/she can rack up the kills.

It is better for a teacher to be armed and able to protect his or her students than to have to wait for the authorities to arrive while the shooter increases their kill count.
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Posted by Hayd 3 years ago
Posted by sboss18 3 years ago
@GoOrDin You're basically just describing the plot to Psycho Pass.
Posted by GoOrDin 3 years ago
yes they should with fingerprint + DNA + voice activated Triggers.
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