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Is arming teachers in the classroom the answer?


How do you feel about teachers (possibly your child's) having a loaded weapon in the classroom? I believe in the right to bear arms. But I want to know that ANYONE buying a weapon has a license & background check including mental instability. Sorry survivalists and militias you too. Also a teacher with 30-40 kids in a room had better have training, knowledge of procedures, know how to clean it regularly, and needs to be certified at a gun range annually. I want to know that he/she knows what they're doing. And lock that baby up!

 

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    William Grant (swordsbane) 4 years ago

    We're not talking about adding. We're talking about replacing. Is witnessing a teacher shoot someone is more or less traumatic than the child witnessing the death of half his/her classmates... maybe including the teacher?


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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    A few mid western states currently have legislation going before their senates to approve these measures. A woman on MSNBC last night said her students would feel safer. It may be coming soon. Thanks Dee.


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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    We seem to have ignited a firestorm here. Properly trained individuals, thoroughly screened mental health wise and licensed seems to be where we are heading. As an educator for over 20 years in urban environments I can see this becoming a reality.


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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    Monitoring the gatekeepers is a good idea. Dee


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    William Grant (swordsbane) 4 years ago

    It's really simple. Gun bans don't work, and Sandy Hook is going to happen again. The ONLY thing that has a chance to save lives is if there is SOMEONE on campus who is armed. What's the potential to save up to 30 children's lives worth to you?


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    Mitch Alan 4 years ago

    In cases where citizens are armed there is a lower nember of citizens killed then when they are not during a mass killing attempt. So, if a teacher chose to carry and was trained, there would be likely less lives lost.


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    flacoinohio 4 years ago

    That is why I asked "Why now?", allowing teachers to arm themselves has been denied in the past, even when teachers were being violently attacked. Regardless of how much support it had, it was never discussed or approved by lawmakers and the public.


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    flacoinohio 4 years ago

    Why now? We have had violence in schools for years, the notion that teachers should be armed to protect themselves has been denied for decades. Who are we going to arm when a mentally unstable teacher massacres a classroom full of children?


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    William Grant (swordsbane) 4 years ago

    ...and yet STILL gun-control supporters have no rebuttal to this, except possibly to say "Nuh uh" I don't understand how these kinds of facts can be ignored in a debate over gun-control. It's all about making our communities safer, right?


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