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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

Yes

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  agreed…2wks

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

Schools should be as protected as politicians.

@8L3S8Y8 from Missouri commented…2yrs

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

But would you feel safe? Because i wouldn't as a student.

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...4yrs

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

No, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  disagreed…2wks

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

I don't think it would be that bad, or that it would be a net loss.

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  agreed…2wks

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

A security guard can be simply a deterrent.

And random teachers voluntarily carrying can add discouragement.

@8LZWBTH from Missouri agreed…2yrs

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

Yes. While lock-down drills may be helpful to slow any shooter in the school, a trained guard can stop anyone in the school if nessasary.

@6SKRYQLfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

No, this would imply that armed teachers must sacrifice their lives to defend their students. Only in the military can we possibly require that of our citizens

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  disagreed…2wks

Yes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

So, it's better for a teacher to die unarmed than to have a fighting chance?

@6SJTQXHfrom Mississippi  answered…2yrs

No. America's police system has already proven itself incapable of making rational decisions when under pressure, and could mistake a teacher with a gun for an active shooter.

@8K6XQHF from Virginia answered…2yrs

I was a teacher. During stranger danger drills, I had to have my kindergarten students in a classroom with no windows and only one exit. We were made to sit in a dark room, in the corner, and be silent. I would have a tap light and try to keep these poor babies as calm as possible, the entire time I was thinking about...”what if someone were to be in this school with a gun...how could I protect my students...even if I laid in front of them and he shot me, he would then have an open shot for them”. All of this stress. We were sitting ducks. Would I want to carry a gun? No. How about metal detectors at the only entrance to the school?

@922GZZM from Kentucky commented…6mos

Personally, I do not believe that metal detectors will stop someone if they really want to hurt kids in the school. I don't think that metal detectors will stop them. If you don't mind, could you elaborate on why you wouldn't carry a gun even if it meant you would have better chances to protect your students?

@922GZZM from Kentucky commented…6mos

Personally, I do not believe that metal detectors will stop someone if they really want to hurt kids in the school. I don't think that metal detectors will stop them. If you don't mind, could you elaborate on why you wouldn't carry a gun even if it meant you would have better chances to protect your students?

 @Lola3NPB  from California commented…2yrs

Interesting point.


Do the other teachers that you work with feel the same or would most of them prefer to carry agun?

@95WG8KW from Texas answered…2hrs

No, but have better security measures put in place for schools but don't make it look like a prison.

@95WF5BF from New Jersey answered…3hrs

If they choose to get a training certificate I have no issue with a teacher protecting themselves and student but it should not be mandatory

@95W3DH6 from Texas answered…8hrs

Yes, if they have extensive training and they should be tested regularly both in gun safety and efficiency.

@95VR6DY from Maryland answered…12hrs

What kind of dumbass question is that? The point is to keep guns AWAY from schools and children. I know people are actually this *** backwards but ho-lee-sheit.

@95VM94BDemocrat from Georgia answered…15hrs

Yes, as long as gun laws go as unrestricted as they are teachers should have tools to protect themselves and their students.

@95VLFYMRepublican from Nevada answered…17hrs

Yes, if they would like to carry guns they should be allowed. However they should be psychologically analyzed and trained.

@95VKZCQ from California answered…18hrs

i think teachers should be able to feel protected in schools without feeling like they are in charge of their own protection. i feel if gun control had more restrictions there would be less prevalence for teachers to need weapons in schools.

@95VKXV6 from Texas answered…18hrs

Yes, if the teachers are willing, they should not be “required” to carry. But if they fee comfortable and are properly trained then yes.

@95VKFW6 from Texas answered…19hrs

Yes, but the schools should do high quality background checks on the teacher to prevent accidentle shootings.

@95VCP35Independent from Georgia answered…23hrs

Yes, if they have completed training and have a certification to carry weapons.

@95V4DL8 from Oregon answered…1 day

Not the teacher necessarily, but someone who is trained to hold a gun such as a security guard or a police officer. Also, they should only use it when there is another armed individual threatening the school or community.

@95V46J7 from Texas answered…1 day

Teachers should have the right to carry, no miniumns or anything.

@95V469C from California answered…1 day

yes if only they have proper certification of handling a gun No, hire professionally trained security guards instead No, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

@95V3Z8F from South Carolina answered…1 day

@95V2SVGIndependent from Utah answered…1 day

If a teacher wants to bring a gun to school they should be allowed, but it is not a realistic strategy to promote school safety

@95TYLHW from California answered…1 day

Yes, and all PUBLIC schools should have 2 armed Veterans working security as well.

@95TXM57Libertarian from Illinois answered…1 day

Only if trained and having prior experience. Hire veterans as security guards or other professionals.

@95TX48N from New York answered…1 day

if the teacher wants to and is trained and has a thorough background check

@95TLX6VIndependent from Utah answered…2 days

@95THN4Rfrom New Jersey  answered…2 days

Yes, and provide training to any teacher willing to prior to wielding it. No minimum or maximum amount of teachers allowed.

@95THC3J from Missouri answered…2 days

Allowed, but not required. Teachers who are properly trained and have concealed carry licenses should be allowed to if they so wish, but it should absolutely not be required and additional people should not be hired simply to be a person with a gun in a school.

@95TH5WY from Michigan answered…2 days

If the person is licensed and trained they should have the option but not the requirement.

@95TFPV6 from Ohio answered…2 days

If the teachers really wanted to carry a firearm they should be allowed after strict class work, training, and psychological testing

@95TDLG4Libertarian from South Carolina answered…2 days

Give teachers the option to carry a fire arm but they should held accountable for the fire arm and their choices

@95TCSK5Constitution from North Carolina answered…2 days

3-8 teachers should carry at least derringers to fire back at gun man.

@95TDH9H from Texas answered…2 days

No, this would increase the number of POC that would be murdered because of racism

@95TCNSX from Georgia answered…2 days

allow/Hire trained Military Veterans to help with school security. Veterans have experience with weapons, combat, and de-escalating situation.

@95TBNW5 from Texas answered…2 days

Yes, all teachers should be allowed to carry as long as they are trained in the use of firearms.

@95TBGP2 from Texas answered…2 days

police officers armed on campus, but no teachers should carry guns.

@95T8H2V from Kansas answered…2 days

Teachers should not be in a place where they need to not only prepare class for students, but now be combatants and field medics.

@95T8F98Independent from California answered…2 days

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