Do you want your children's teachers to be armed?

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  1. pmorries profile image65
    pmorriesposted 11 years ago

    Do you want your children's teachers to be armed?

    Please explain why or why not would you want your children's  teachers to carry a gun.

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  2. jacklhasa profile image61
    jacklhasaposted 11 years ago

    I'd rather no one have weapons around the children.  I'm not sure the question is any more difficult than that.

    1. pmorries profile image65
      pmorriesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      A news reporter said that American's do not do complicated well. I took that statement as a insult. How about you?

    2. lone77star profile image72
      lone77starposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good and simple. But someone is fanning the flames on this one. Perhaps the same ones responsible for 9/11 (except they blamed it on someone else). Maybe not so simple, after all.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 11 years ago

    My kids - long ago grown up...yep, and my grand kids, all have arms - legs, too.

  4. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 11 years ago

    No, I do not. I want teachers to teach children to be responsible, caring, individuals capable of critical thinking; not teaching them to pack heat.

    1. pmorries profile image65
      pmorriesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Well said as per usual.

  5. ChristinS profile image40
    ChristinSposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely not.  This fear and paranoia is getting out of hand.  I could see one armed guard at schools and procedures in place that make it difficult to enter the building, but arming teachers is just stupid and inviting trouble. 

    It has been proven that without continuous training like police have, that the probability of a teacher killing an intruder in self-defense before he/she was killed first is close to 0.  People without proper training freeze. 

    I'd be more afraid of a teacher snapping or a kid finding a way to get to the locked gun first.  And think about it, the only way to have armed teachers would be to have guns and ammo locked up separately to protect the kids.  An armed gunman comes into the school, knowing that teachers are potentially armed - who do you think he blows away first while the teacher is busy unlocking the gun?

    It makes no sense and is an utterly ridiculous idea. If it were to ever happen in my school we'd pick up and move or home school.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't have said MY opinion any better than this!

    2. pmorries profile image65
      pmorriesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If a teacher starts shooting kids it is possible that the school would go into lockdown (the classroom doors lock automatically ).  If that happens a deranged teacher literally will have the students trapped (possibly  30-40 students as targets).

  6. TheDatingMom profile image61
    TheDatingMomposted 11 years ago

    Schools should not resemble prisons, with guards and armed teachers all over the place. 

    I am for guns - but not for guns in schools.  I was raised with guns, my father was a hunter and I went to war and learned to shoot guns myself.  My kids all know how to use guns and I even sent them to training with police officers to learn to use fire arms safety.  I see nothing wrong with guns. But that's in our private life, on our private property, and not in a public setting.  Those are different animals.

    School should be like the library - a refuge from the world, a place of neutrality and learning.  Do you see any guns in the library?  If you say yes, let teachers have guns... what's next?  Librarians packing heat?  Then, I wouldn't even think of sending my kid to the local p.s. ever again.  I don't mind the police officers showing a police presence on campus.  They are trained professionals in fire arm use and in quick and appropriate reaction to life-threatening situations.  They add to a sense of security for children, whereas armed teachers would add to a sense of insecurity.

 
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