neverfail wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:55 pm
cassowary wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Milo wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:35 am
An armed and trained professional was at the scene and didn't stop it.
The guy was chicken.
Why would armed teachers do better?
Definitely, if they are being shot at.
At the least, the presence of armed teachers/coaches will be a deterrent. The loonies will pick a softer target - like the offices of "The Coalition to stop Gun Violence.
You and Trump alike must be out of your heads Cassowary, if you are serious in that view.
Why should school teachers have to shoulder the responsibility of armed law enforcement officers: every day scaring even the kids by carrying death inflicting devices on their hips in full view of their pupils/students. Reminding them that death is always close at hand. A school environment should be a zone of safety, peace and scholarship - not a bloody potential shooting gallery where human beings are the targets.
Trump made it clear that no teacher will be forced to shoulder the responsibility but merely be given the right to bear arms to protect themselves and their students. Right now, schools are usually in no gun zones and so the good guys are prohibited from carrying concealed weapons. This makes them a magnet for the loonies intent on killing people.
Teachers will be carrying concealed weapons out of sight of the students. They will be given a bonus if they choose to do so and also training on weapon handling. This is a cheaper way than simply hiring guards.
Do teachers carry guns on duty in your native Singapore? If it is such a good idea then why don't they do it there?
No they don't.
Carrying guns is no way to teach respect for human life: the most important lesson that the schools, along with parents and others, should teach the younger generation.
Carrying guns teach the kids of the need for self reliance and not depend on government to take care of you.
GET RID OF THE GUNS altogether. Make the USA more like a normal, civilised western society where school kids, teachers and everyone else have reason to feel safe. And send the US gun lobby (currently employing the President to promote their product) to hell for all eternity!
Getting rid of guns in the US is easier said than done. There are already 300 million out there in the hands of private citizens. There is the Second Amendment and widespread acceptance of guns. A quicker fix would be to allow school staff to carry concealed guns, if they wish.