• I would feel safer...

    Do I believe that every teacher in every school should be given a gun tomorrow? No. I believe that teachers who have shown a strong commitment to teaching and have shown themselves to be mentally sane and have received the proper firearms training should be allowed to carry pistols on them in school. When it comes down to it, someone outside of a school with a gun is going to find their way in, and law enforcement can't be trusted to show up in time to prevent a massacre. I currently attend high school and I know that I would personally feel safer if my teachers were properly trained and carrying guns.

  • In Some Cases...

    In schools where dangerous situations are likely to occur, I believe that it would be right to arm teachers. If teachers were armed in schools located in "rough" areas where crime is prevalent, they would be able to protect themselves and students from intruders, dramatically lowering chances of tragedy. In addition, armed teachers would be better protected against any dangers students might try to inflict on others - in school shootings would be even less likely to occur, and kids would be safer. However, this would only work if responsible teachers with proper training were armed. Don't give a weapon to every teacher; just to teachers who would not misuse them. If every teacher had access to weapons during school, then other tragedies could occur. This is what schools would have to be careful about; choosing which teachers, if any, should be armed in the schools.

  • Effectiveness of response

    The average response time of a police call is 28minutes, the average respnse of a handgun is 1750fps. What would you rather have protecting your children? I think a few teachers being armed in a school, after intense background checks, and sanity test would help the safety of our children in the public school system

  • I would feel way more protected.

    I am an eighth grader and I always feel insecure and unprotected. When the shooting at Sandy Hook happened, my grades dropped a considerable amount because I kept having scenarios pop up in my head and I couldn't concentrate. If my teachers were armed, it would make school feel safer. I mean, looking at the teachers that schools hire today, do you really think that they would intentionally harm a student? I mean, sure, they pick on the students but that doesn't mean that they would want to kill us.

  • If they so choose, receive specialized training, then sure.

    Why not?

    The last line of defense that we can have for our kids is an armed person willing and ready to defend them if the unspeakable happens. I am way more comfortable with the image of a teacher holding a glock, protecting her class than I am with that same teacher cowering in a broom closet, waiting to die a la Sandy Hook.

    Perhaps that was a rude image to bring about, but Im serious - I'm sick and tired of people lacking the tools or permission to mount a credible challenge to maniacs.

  • Faster response time

    First and foremost, not all teachers would need to carry guns, just those who wish to carry a weapon and it doesn't even have to be a gun that shoots bullets, instead a stun gun ( tazzer) would suffice. How long does it take for a police officer to get to the building? Or even swat? Too long, teachers are almost always one of the victims in school shootings.

  • Teachers are responsible for keeping students safe.

    Common sense gun laws are a far reach thanks to gun lobbyists buying out our politicians. We need to be pragmatic and go for solutions that are more likely to pass. Right-wing gun nuts don't wanna get rid of their precious guns? Fine. We'll double down and mandate that all teachers receive proper firearm training to dispose of domestic terrorists.

  • . . .

    I feel like it would be better because a shooter would be less likely to come to a school if they knew teachers had guns with them and instead of having a shooter in there and having to wait for the police to come in, We'd have more guns in there to help us.

  • Both sides have to make a compromise

    You see, The armament of teachers might decrease the number of casualties in school shootings but it might also lead to an increased number of shootings. That's because often times school shootings are executed by kids in the same school that are bullied or repressed in some other form. With weapons lying out in the open, Who knows what might happen. Also, Teachers can go rogue too and if they have a gun when they do, Let's just say that right then being in a room with a teacher in it is not going to make you feel safer. So what is my opinion? Well, Teachers should be armed with guns but only teachers high in rank that also have some military training and weapons training. These teachers, For their increased requirements, Should be paid more. Guns should be somehow attached to teachers and always in safe mode when they are not being used. Thank you!

  • Save the students!

    We need to step up and let teachers be armed so that this would deter criminals from committing a school shooting or something equally horrible! We need to care for the students, And their lives make up the future generation. Without these students, There is no future. So we need to step up and take a stand. First off, Arm the teachers!

  • Teachers don't want this either.

    It is not a teacher's job to be armed security personnel. It is also a massive EXTRA danger in the schools- if every teacher has a weapon in the classroom, a student is far more likely to be able to get a hold of said weapon. What you'll get is an INCREASE in school shootings.

    Teachers do not WANT to be armed- they want to do their job, which is to educate. For the record, they don't appreciate that parents expect them to raise and babysit their kids either.

    Never mind the fact that school shootings are so rare that it averages to one per school every 6000 years.

  • Not a good idea

    Children can be easily influenced and have on many occasions shown violence on a terrible scale, however we can't pretend that teachers are not also prone to this. I have heard of old teachers at my school who have made wrong decisions worse than the students. Also, teachers are not prepared to use firearms and having it at the school in the first place is asking for trouble. Anyone can have the potential to go over the deep end and cause chaos, and putting guns IN schools is certainly a bad decision.

  • Dont fight fire with fire

    If one makes weapons a common sight the students may get used to it, making them want to carry weapons themselves. The Americans should not get more people armed with guns, seen as the US had almost 13.000 people killed by handguns in 2011, witch is 80% of the murders in 201. Teachers that are carrying guns could signal that the school is a dangerous place for children. Although there have been some examples of shooting episodes, we must not forget that the US is a country almost as big as Europe

  • We don't need to

    Arming teachers won't solve any of our problems. People are scared that someone is going to come into their school and shoot them, so what seems like a rational solution? Put more guns in the school. With an avid surplus of weapons in the school if this is legalized it will be easier for a criminal to get a weapon and use it without having to bring on to school. It'll just make the situation worse.

  • No. No. No.

    Of course not, there mat be students that may get curious and try to get the gun.Teachers aren't reliable. 72.4% of teachers would not likely bring a firearm to school, even if they were allowed. 91% of studenrs feel safe.This is why no firearms should be kept by teachers. No.

  • Teachers are not Soldiers

    No, teachers should not be armed. Yes, there are new stories of children killing teachers and other students in schools, but this is not the norm. We also see teachers harm students, so should the students be armed? Security should be improved in schools and rules and regulations should be enforced, but to arm teachers would be bring undue issues on school grounds. Not to mention, what if one of student got to the teacher's weapon?

  • More guns means more shootings.

    I am assuming that the OP was referring to arming teachers in America which I still think is a bad idea but for most of the world it is working fine. America finds it in a strange position with the prevelence of gun ownership at virtually all levels of society and if that wasnt the case teachers wouldnt have any reason at all to be armed but that being the case I still disagree. More guns means more shootings full stop. Having guns in school means people have access to guns around children and that is not a risk anyone should be taking.

    Teachers shouldnt be armed the solution to school shootings is better gun regulations and better education across other sectors.

  • It does not lower the risk of a shooting

    If Students can get depressed and shoot up a school your telling me a teacher won't. And how does it benefit the students. The teacher will have to open the door to shoot the person and that puts the students at risk. An alternative would be for the federal government to invest in the Medical Industry.

  • It is idiocy.

    Arming teachers is extremely dangerous and promotes an environment of distrust and danger between staff and students. It would be extremely expensive to do so, And keeping firearms in close range of students could be very dangerous with unreliable teachers. It is stupid to think arming teachers is remotely a good idea.

  • Some teachers you can not trust.

    Some teachers can not be trusted because some might have anger issues and if you don't do as they say they can pull the trigger on you and you can be in the hospitalise. The only people in schools that can use guns are the police officer and the principal and assistant principal

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