He says, “I went through hundreds of hours of firearms training” (Swofford). He knows how weapons work and he also believes that weapons do not belong in the classroom. He goes on to claim that arming teachers is not the way to solve the problem because “assailants in such cases aren’t typically worried about losing their lives in the process” (Swofford). Anthony Swofford’s article,
In order to keep teachers in line, maybe do an even deeper background check before hiring them. Would it really make a difference other than less death in shootings? As long as the teacher provides information that they have had proper training, everything should be fine. If you have the proper training, then you know there is no way that someone with training would ever be stupid enough to leave a gun somewhere that might endanger children. I think that teacher should have fire arms because in a lockdown drill and someone broke in there would be no way of protection if teacher had no firearm and the attacker did have a firearm.
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. To elaborate, it is widely agreed that a student’s well-being is a teacher’s concern. For six to eight hours every day for 5 days a week, the life of the student is in the teacher’s hands. However, a teacher has never been expected to arm themself to protect a student until now.
Should Teachers Bear Arms? Should teachers be allowed to bear arms in/on school grounds? Either way there is a giant debate on this subject, with many people saying teachers shouldn’t have guns, and another handful saying that teachers should be allowed to. There has been a lot of good and bad history with guns and people who shouldn't have guns. There has been some bad history with guns, (especially in the wrong hands).
Several say that it is the solution to the big problem the United States has with school shootings. It may not stop the shooter but it could prevent a massacre. Others believe that teachers having guns is too much. They think that the children need more loving and caring adults in their lives, not more guns. People also believe that any kind of automatic or semi-automatic gun should be banned in the United States.
When Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting happened he argued against guns on campus. He told the people “there is already wide agreement among law enforcement and the general public that campuses would be safer without guns.” Guns can either solve the problem or make it worse. Many colleges shooting happens when the student is the shooter. If more college allows this law into school its basically making the shooter mission easier. They are putting innocent people in danger.
They should learn when to take action when they hear a gunshot. Guns are not toys, so they shouldn’t be messing around with them. Kids must be safe around these weapons for their safety. Accidents always happen. Most of the fender-benders are shooting someone or getting shot.
Gun Violence and Mental Health: Teachers and Staff Should Not Carry Guns in Schools When people started shooting students and staff at schools nobody knew what to do, but they knew that a change needed to be made. With all of the tragedies that keep happening in school campuses there is a debate on what that changes should be. Some say that teachers and staff should have guns in school premises to protect students from an intruder and prevent another horrible incident like the Columbine, Sandy Hook, and many others. Others say that teachers packing heat is a bad idea and that we should be looking at mental health a little closer. Congress, schools, and the National Rifle Association need to see where the main problem is coming from.
The campus carry law should be banned because of the concerns and negative viewpoint it has from students. A survey of college students in, “Students’ Opinions about Concealed Firearms on Campuses,” came to a finding “that 78% of participants were unsupportive of allowing students, faculty, and visitors to carry concealed handguns on campus” (Eaves 16). The law is making students feel uncomfortable in a place where they shouldn’t. Students should not have to feel uneasy sitting in class and listening to a lecture. This uneasiness can distract students from learning because they are concerned for their lives and continually thinking “who has a gun in here?” Thus, students tend to fear and avoid their professors because of the possibility of them having a concealed carry which can result to a negative impact on professor-student relationships.
People like Russ Moore, a school principle and an avid gun owner, suggest that proposing a law that allows teachers to carry a gun around school will not just cause concerns but more mishaps because of the lack of training. This approach would require to place guns in each school is the bill was passed also-guns that will be used inappropriately. For a gun that needs to be accessible, this means that guns in school will be accessible in each room in a school campus.