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Give Teachers Guns in Schools!!!

Updated on December 27, 2012

Teachers with Guns vs Students with Guns = Black Ops in real life. Srsly?

Giving teachers guns? That's probably one of the dumbest ideas i've ever heard. That just makes it easier for crazy kids to snatch one up. "Lets train teachers to use these guns". Yeah, like a few weeks of training is going to do any good when a crazy kid knows where it's hidden. That's like taking a crash course in kung fu and expect it to be of any use in a street fight. Also, don't forget that teachers can be just as insane as students.

Can you imagine a teacher pulling out a gun to discipline a child? That's frickin scary. School would be a prison, not a place to think freely.

Some problems are unsolvable because the fault doesn't lie within the system, but the nodes within the system. The system in this case, is gun control and the problem is gun use by crazy people. The problem is crazy people - not gun use and this problem is unstoppable by anything other than proper education but even then it is impossible to eliminate crazy people all together. It is possible to minimize crazy people's access to guns by banning guns but in these causes, you'll need to ask how do kids get guns in the first place when it is already illegal. It means that the kids bypassed the law because don't forget laws are not absolute and so just because you make a law, doesn't mean it's going to solve a problem (which the public and law makers forget. Their way of thinking is: if there is a problem , make a law against it).

In science, I compare this to random error. No matter what the precaution, there's no way to eliminate the dangers 100% and the only way to solve this problem is to computerize society (take away ALL rights to do anything), but even so computers frequently crash and society is much harder to computerize than a computer.

The biggest concept and problem with law making for the sake of protecting is: How can you protect those you need to protect without punishing everyone by limiting freedom. Yes, a law is a punishment. Your parents take away your xbox or playstation to punish you and this is no different. In those case, such laws would include not merely children but adults capable of self thinking. In America, I believe in helping others as well as "we reap what we sow". If someone dies from driving and eating, that is their problem but it is crazy to punish EVERYONE with laws from the actions of a minority (many laws are required to keep a country safe. Some just goes overboard)

Who would want to live in a society with no freedom? Ok? I'm not going to offer solution because it is too complicated for a single article, but I an only here to tell you why it is stupid to assume laws will solve any problem including issues with arming teachers.


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    • Missy Mac profile image

      Missy Mac 

      5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for this interesting article. As an educator, I can't believe that individuals are trying to include an additional responsibility. I taught in primarily inner city schools and creating a safe learning environment is crucial. What's wrong with hiring more security guards and doors that lock from the inside of a classroom? Why spend money on training teachers how to handle a gun, when the entrances need to be safer. Depending on the school investment, anyone can walk in a school building.

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      Nathaniel Zhu 

      5 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Yeah and so there is a limit to how much we can "protect". I'd say the best we can do about this problem is to have more patrol officers but even then it won't eliminate the problem. A few years later there will be another shooting and people will demand more laws. The only way to stop shootings is to delete the human capacity to kill. That is impossible.

    • Apostle Jack profile image

      Apostle Jack 

      5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Humankind create their own destruction.

    • NathanielZhu profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathaniel Zhu 

      5 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Screening a teacher has equal flaws as screening a child. The craziest of people is often the ones who seem most sane.

      Police officers already don't have a good reputation to be be reasonable with their power and if they have screenings, it's not boding well for teacher screenings.

      Also, teachers and students alike behave differently under times of stress. A screening may show perfect mental health when they're taking the exam but it won't show anything beyond it. Also, like I said, the most sane of people often turns out to be the killers and the wierdos the most harmless.

    • collegedad profile image


      5 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      You are right in that societal ills cannot be solved through regulation. These for the most part are family and community issues.

      From my perspective allowing vetted and trained teachers to carry concealed weapons is very strong deterrent to violent crime. Schools in Texas are allowing this now. The teacher has to go through a screening process and comply with State and Federal regulations. The school does not announce who is allowed to carry, which is another deterrent. All the teachers may be carrying or none of the teachers may be carrying. The bad guy doesn't know.

      As for crazy teachers, you could say the same about police officers, military personnel, security guards. That's why these people need to be thoroughly screened. I can tell you from personal experience being licensed to carry a concealed weapon is no easy task. I have been background checked by the FBI and two State Governments as a substitute teacher and I was still put on the ropes while acquiring my permit. These permits aren't given to just anyone.


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