Do the math.” (Lee 1) Giving guns out to every teacher in america that has gone through training will cost a lot of money. They will have to take funds away from the school to pay for the training, ammunition and the guns themself. also, if the teachers want a quality handgun they know won’t jam when a intruder comes will cost a good amount of money, like around 250 dollars and more. Arming teachers will cost money resulting in money being taken away from books and technology. The government won 't pay for all of the teachers in the united states. The schools would most likely have to pay for the ammunition and the training. The training could wind up being more than the guns themselves. If the teachers want a good understanding on how to use the gun they will have to spend a good amount of money to do so. They might even have to spend more to be able to hold a gun because there are laws that you have to have a certain amount of training to have a conceal and carry. That would then lead up to the student having no technology and or science and math books. Renewing your conceal and carry license will cost a great sum of money, it could
Over the past few weeks, arming teachers has been a controversial topic throughout the country. School shootings have taken the lives of many over the past few years, yet they are becoming more and more frequent. In today’s society children shouldn’t have to go to school worried if they are going to be safe that day. If teachers are armed it will add that extra bit of protection to the children. A big question is if arming teachers is even going to matter if an active shooter happens to be in that school. What a lot of people do not take into consideration is that the teachers must go through training and have to be liable to the responsibilities they are taking once they have a concealed carry weapon. Arming teachers could help lower the number of school shootings because the reaction times will be much faster, and it will add a bit of security to the children.
To start, since the number of school shootings have dropped, arming teachers is unnecessary. Based on figure 1.1, school associated violent deaths have decreased by a number of 31 people from 2006 to 2010(NCE,fig.1.1). Guns in schools could somewhat make the school safer, but there are many situations where arming teachers is not a good idea. The police could be staring down the hallway and see two people with guns both claiming to be teachers(Russo,1). While teaching, the gun could go off and shoot a student in the foot.This could be prevented by not arming teachers! While the death of one child is tragic, putting weapons into the hands of teachers may exacerbate already tense situations(Russo,1).
Equipping teachers with guns, who are little more than civilians, is absurd. This would not help prevent the type of deadly mass shooting we 've been seeing lately. All that would do is increase the possibility of innocent people getting caught in the crossfire. Instead of training for how to use guns teachers should be taught self defense and how to use items around them as weapons. It would also help if every teacher learned self defense and not just a
Students today live their day-to-day lives in constant fear of what seems inevitable. The United States has one of the highests rates of school shootings in the world. Society has become so desensitized to these shootings that they are no longer shocked to hear about another school falling victim to it. Even when students take a stand against gun violence, the only solution offered to them is a proposition to arm teachers. However, bringing more guns into a school will only further deteriorate the situation. Teachers should not be armed in schools because the could not handle a real situation, and the liability is too much of a risk.
Reason #1 for teachers being able to carry a gun, protection of students. Imagine being a parent in this day and age were you have to worry about your child going to what was a safe environment in the parents age. What is now a risk for a mentally ill and damaged individual to kill as many innocent people as possible. This should not be a worry for the child or parents but it has to be because at this point any school is a threat. So a possible factor in decreasing shootings is arming teachers, by doing this teachers can fight back instead of shielding or running from the shooter. Reason #2 teachers can defend their students by changing this law and using correct training teachers should be able to carry a weapon. By doing this not only insure safety it will give relief for parents all over the country. This tactic will give school staffs a chance to outnumber a possible shooter. If all teachers are armed shootings will be reduced up to 40% in fear through the shooters eyes. Another
One side of the argument is yes, teachers should be armed at all times. School districts in Missouri have allowed teachers to start training to carry guns with them, not long after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 (Ashtari). Ashtari claims teachers are now receiving 40 hours of training if the districts pay $17,500 to the law enforcement officers training them. Since teachers, in the certain school districts, now carry their firearms on their bodies, students can no longer hug their teacher or touch them. Missouri districts are not the only districts making plans to arm their teachers, some districts in Colorado are now looking into the possibility of arming their teachers.
This idea, while having some kinks to work out has good intentions and would save numerous young livers in this kind of situation. The teachers carrying firearms would be trained and they would need to receive training often to keep their gun. They would also have their firearm locked somewhere in the classroom, the guns would remain locked up until a situation arose that made it necessary. With these features, this idea would be a way to dissolve a situation quickly and save the lives of the children in a school. Hunter Pollack, a brother of one of the Florida victims stated that if there had been “’a teacher who could go through discreet training to carry a firearm around his waist, it could’ve been a very different situation”(CNN
Guns have no role in our country schools. Schools and colleges are places of education. Students should be free to learn in an environment away from every day violence. The catastrophes that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Columbine High School, and Virginia Tech. confirm the penetrating conclusion guns have in our nation’s schools. Violence on campus has Students, Parent, and University Staff all concerned and looking for preventative measures. Guns on campuses make the vulnerable even more vulnerable. Even though having guns on campus would improve response time, having guns on campus would also increases the chances of a confrontation escalating and turning lethal.
Most critics have thrown out their opinion that having guns in school will do more harm than good. Teacher’s ages can range from surprisingly young to dirt old. I want to put a gun in every teacher's hand. This also applies to your 80 year old English teacher whose hands shake all the time. Critics think that is an absurd idea because they do not believe she could even shoot the gun. Critics have also thrown around the idea that they are also afraid of the gun getting into a student's hands. The Vice President of the NFA openly expressed his concerns over the following reason on USA News. He stated, “if teachers had guns the students could harm themselves or others in the classroom”(USA News). Also if the students knew where the gun was, they could hide it from the teacher or even become the school shooter themselves. It was not that long ago that we heard on the news of a teenage boy shooting up a school, injuring and killing teachers and students. These concerns are real life concerns that could have more negative effects of arming teachers than positive
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes. Gun control also limits our constitutionally derived right to own firearms. If gun control is enforced, law-abiding citizens will be forced to give up their guns and their right to own guns, while many criminals who own guns may illegally keep theirs. As the saying goes “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Guns are an important aspect of our society in many ways. They allow for protection, recreation, and hunting. They also do not have as many negative effects as some claim. The right to own firearms is a constitutional right that is important and needs to be upheld.
The debate of gun control dates back 100s of years,and many people want to ban guns so that no one can have them. That statement is complete ignorance to what really goes on. The debate has many different viewpoints with some being as radical as banning guns to create a false sense of Utopia. The recent rise of school shootings has set off a spark of gun control debates that make little sense. What if the school shooter was met by a principal at the door who happened to be carrying a 9mm handgun under his suit where 99.9% of students did not even know it was there? Guns are a very prominent tool that when in the right hands can lead to the saving of people and hunting animals without any harm
Teachers should be able to possess guns during school hours because the teacher could protect the students, be able to prevent school shootings, and neutralize other threats.
This question will go through every parent, teacher or other kid of staff mind every single day, wondering who will attack next. Moreover, what best if we are well armed to protect others, and ourselves but the reality is that not even with weapons our lives are secure, weapons will not stop school shootings. The problem starts with the person having issues with themselves and their surroundings and we need to make sure to have more support towards students with problems or that they mind feel left out somehow. Instead of fighting and worrying about making new rules for teachers to carry guns, they should really focus on their
But, perhaps arming teachers isn’t the best, safest or only route to a better future and an end to the problem. Having higher budgets for schools to get security, metal detectors and armed policemen and women would do a whole lot more than arming teachers. What is more sacred than the lives of the future? What could be more precious than a child who has yet to see their latter years? Time is already spinning and wasting out. Don’t let their clock stop spinning because they aren’t protected to the utmost