Yes, they we need our teachers to have guns
No, this is not a good idea
I believe this to possibly be a good solution to deter mass shootings in schools. I hope this is a voluntary program, only teacher/administrators who are willing to train to become proficient should be permitted. There should be periodic proficiency qualification requirement. As well as the person needs to realize consequence of pulling the trigger and be willing to do it.
I think if a teacher is willing to, they should have the right to carry a firearm after being properly trained. I'm not saying arm every single teacher regardless of their willingness to do so, but if a handful of teachers to carry weapons, we could prevent or deter psychos from shooting up schools.
Forcefully arming teachers would lead to disastrous results, however, giving teachers the right to carry could possible prevent countless shootings.
The government is clearly not capable at keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. The best measure to keep the death toll at a minimum is therefor to put guns into the hands of those who are neither criminal, nor mentally ill, so that they may defend themselves.
I believe its truly a bad idea as if a teacher has a gun it influences the pupils to use them. That's a bad idea, isn't it? teachers should be setting a good example not influencing us to use guns
The idea that pushing for guns in classrooms would prevent gun-related casualties in schools is truly asinine. Aside from the obvious flaws from the most basic point of view, how would the practical application work? Firearms within a school would need to be kept in a gun safe, or otherwise kept from student reach, but that would make reaction time to a threat unlikely to save lives. How would teachers be cleared for school-carry? How would the screening and training work?
They just shouldn't!
we need gun control, ban assault weapons, the second amendment should be changed or ratified. We have the most powerful military the world has ever seen do you think citizens having guns could change anything. Think about why our founders would write an amendment of this sort. Find out about history especially the fight for our independence from Britain.
Lets see... it's already bad enough we have people breaking law and getting to schools, but might be stopped by SRO. But a teacher who's in a room of 30 kids totally won't do the same thing!
I disagree that teachers should be able to carry guns with them. The first reason is that it sets a bad example to the students. The students would hence have a wrong mindset that it is alright to bring guns and other weapons with them and they would think that inflicting violence is the best way for punishment. The second reason is that it might cause innocent lives to be lost if there is a gunfight. Think about it, if there is terrorist attack in the school, the whole situation would be chaotic, and if teachers carry guns, they might end up aim at the wrong person especially in a chaotic situation. I find that the best way to prevent terrorist attacks in school is by adding more security to the school. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, one example is by having a body check on people entering the school. This will prevent people or terrorists from entering into the school with weapons.
Putting a gun in the hand on a teacher opens them up to much more liability than any teacher should be open to. Their job is to educate, not to protect the public.
in my opinion no should carry a gun around because they are violent weapons and kill people no thanks
Nope, I don't trust em.
No, whoever thinks this is a good idea, it isn't. if a teacher firs his/her gun in a class of students towards the enemy, the kids could possibly be harmed in the crossfire.
Teachers are under a lot of stress, it would be a very bad idea to give them guns, they could snap at students or have an emotional break down and begin shooting people