What can we do to protect our children from guns, both in school and away from school?
Many people believe more guns might be the answerm however I disagree. Should teachers be trained to use firearms? I think our teachers should concentrate on teaching and not teaching/protecting. What is your view? Please, I am looking for serious answers as I now have grandchildren in school.
as a future teacher i think we should be allowed to carry a pistol and there should be rules/laws to follow like locked away in a drawer, rectification every year... strict back ground check etc. if one of those teachers were allowed to have a gun perhaps the shooter would have been stopped sooner. another option would be to have retired military, or veterans who are having trouble finding a job work at the schools guarding the doors and have bags searched every day. i know its a lot and might take extra time and money but i think our children are worth it. and yes teachers should teach and protect its part of our code of ethics.
Aren't these ex military personnel the ones that shoot up Post Offices across the country, hence "going postal". That's all we need is PTSD in the schools.
We can't even arm our teachers with knowledge, so how is arming them with guns going to help?
CJ, most PTSD vets are not violent murderers--just people who have deep, invisible wounds. And I believe "going postal" came from actual postal employees--again, most of whom would never shoot up a post office.
If you noticed the profile of those who have gone "postal" in the past, you will notice that most are vets. Most of our vets have sold their soul to make a buck or get a free education. Most are damaged goods before they ever put on a uniform.
While I am very Pro gun rights I am against guns being in schools even if the teachers are trained. In the USA there are thousands of cases of teachers abusing their students each year. Do I really want those same teachers having a gun? Not a chance. There are far more abusive teachers than there are crazy school shooting people. Why don't we just have a police officer on property? Or maybe deal with the mental health issues that cause situations like this?
Peoples, I have thought hard and long about your answer and because you believe teacher should be allowed to teach rather than protect you have been awarded the best answer.
I would prefer armed guards at the main entrance so teachers can focus on teaching. Teachers should not also be expected to provide security--the campus should be secure so they can teach.
Teachers have not focussed on teaching in 40 years. They focus far more on class-room discipline than anything else.
I really believe discipline is a parental issue. Teachers should teach... parents should discipline children at home. Let's not stray away from the question. What is the solution to the gun problem?
Eric...single mothers are not known for discipline, so the State steps in on their behalf and does what it can in the classroom. 80% of all convicts come from single-mother households. Fatherless children, broken homes and undisciplined kids are key.
The problem is not guns - it is crazy people left free to act. There was a mass murderer in China who killed almost as many kids with a knife as a madman did in the US at a school with a gun. The problem is not the weapon - it is the wielder.
We might try spending time with our children and get to know them on a warm, loving level. Too many parents are too busy with this, that, and the next thing, and the next thing they know is that "Junior" is joining a gang and packing heat.
The next issue is stop the schools from teaching children that they are just a cosmic mistake and that there is no devine purpose or meaning in their lives. They are only here by chance and are nothing more than evolving animals.
In this stead, they grow up thinking there is nothing special about themselves or their neighbors and since they are just animals...who can really blame them for acting out some predatory urges now and then?
The next thing we need to do is take all the gansta rap off the shelves and throw it away, along with all those violent video games and pornography, which dehumanizes women and men all-the-more. And, that is the main problem anyway...dehumanizing our neighbors to a point where they don't matter and their lives don't count.
Then, when the aforementioned is complete, we need to crack down of divorces and in doing so, save our homes, children, wives, and husbands from this horror.
You see, our problem is not guns, knives, and weapons...it is the cold, indifferent hearts that have emerged from the past 40 years of secular education.
Another thing we need to do is stop our Nation's leaders from being such violent people themselves. We have become a nation of warmongers and a nation that does not respect the right to life, hence commiting over 50,000,000 abortions in the name of convenience over the past 40 years.
In other news, our own CIA commits a minimum of 100,000 SERIOUS human rights violations world-wide, each and every year according to the U.S. Congress. We must admit that we are a cold-blooded, violent society with no moral backbone. Our leaders have brought this on and they refuse to protect their own people. They, therefore, should all be rounded up...not our guns.
The Bible says that a person will reap the crop they sow...and America's chicks, who were hatched from rotten eggs, are now coming home to roost. There are no suprises here.
CJ Sledgehammer, Your points are valid, but they're a generation too late. We're here now, we cannot go back. So tell me, how can we carry out such a massive clean up?
Eric: Nothing can be done about the ticking time bombs that already roam our streets. When one goes off...another takes its place. The problem is they were all made defective, hence each one of them becomes a possible threat. There is no quick fix.
I agree CJ Sledgehammer. There is no quick fix.
Indeed...there is no quick fix but we must begin to re-educate our children in the ways of decency and morality and reintroduce Godly standards such as "thou shalt not kill" and "love thy neighbor" - two principles lost upon this godless generation.
Exactly i am also worried about my little bro... I think security is necessary on main entrance and this is good... Teacher just concern with study not any security protection....
I agree with you mayaanna, Most people become teachers because they have a sincere desire to teach. They should not be required to teach and protect, as a part of their jobs. Security should be provide for them and their students.
I was a student at two different universities known for pumping out teachers. Having known quite a few of the "teachers in training", I would say the vast majority chose the teaching field because they thought it was easy, ample time off, nice pay.
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