This problem is kinda difficult to pick a side to be honest. If teachers carry a gun, even if they are adults, they can still shoot if they want to. They can act just like a student with a gun. I don't think anybody should have a gun period. Sure, it's a pretty okay idea to protect themselves, but students don't get to carry them for safety reasons, so neither should teachers. each way is dangerous
Not at all. I don't know about you, but I've had teachers that should not own guns, and I've got another teacher like that this year. He's completely whacked, and I would be afraid for my life if he was allowed to carry a gun at school. He's an ex-soldier, and I'm not being disrespectful, but he definitely shouldn't be around kids.
Some say guns on the good guys side will make the bad guys think twice. You can imagine what would happen if someone charged into a school with a gun. Teachers would respond, increasing chances of a violent outcome. Also, actually, a gun in the households will increase chances of gun violence. Handguns are a holdover from the old West, but also a part of the Constitution.
Of course not. Most teachers don't want the responsibility and just because the legislature says they can does not mean they're capable, either through training or mentally. Some of them would be prone to be like the "hero" in that Walmart lot that shot the place up.
In answering this question, I would ask that since statistics show when a gun is kept in the home, an innocent person is 22 times more likely to be harmed by that gun than a bad guy, will that statistic also apply for each gun kept in a school? Given the current likelihood of accidental shootings by private citizen gun owners, I would rather my child be exposed to the ridiculously rare chance of a school shooter than a bunch of amateur gun slingers.
I honestly don't know. I believe our 2nd amendment rights are absolute, and as we've seen even states with very loose gun laws, such as Colorado, and states with incredibly strict gun laws, such as Connecticut, have both been victims of violent tragedies, so I don't really see how gun laws are making a difference.
Rational people do not shoot up crowds of people. Insane people do this. #1: FIX OUR MENTAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM; the entire system is in disarray; as with many things, however until this country fixes its health care these issues will persist. In Toronto everyone leaves their doors unlocked and they all own guns yet the last person who killed someone up there was from Detroit (go figure). So I am well aware guns kill people because if people didn't have guns they would have to resort to other tactics.... which they would inevitably find; however banning them is not the answer. Fixing mental health is.. because after all someone who walks into a theater/elementary school/high school etc... cannot be thought of as a rational being-they need help in which the government is not providing. . In terms of teachers having guns, I am not completely opposed so long as our mental health care system is corrected, (in which they may not have to even get to this point) they have certification and pass a background check. My fear with this, however is that, for example; in Columbine Massacre there were armed guards- however they weren't "at the scene so to speak."
Guns that have trigger locks cannot be used accidently to shoot someone. A teacher would have to reach into the drawer, unlock the trigger lock and shoot the children. How likely is that to happen? Not very, yet, if a teacher has a gun with a trigger lock and has a chance to unlock it, chances are, the gad guy would be put to rest or at least scared off.