Persuasive Essay On Guns In Schools

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There are some gun activists and concerned parents who believe that teachers and school administrators with gun licenses should be allowed to carry guns in schools. They claim that this could provide a first line of defense in the case of an emergency. Also, they argue that not allowing guns in school makes the school an easier target. Dr. Patrick Jonston states, “Criminals prefer a disarmed population. Defenseless people are easier to victimize. Criminals aren’t stupid – ‘gun-free zones’ are the safest places to kill people and that’s why most of the mass murders in our nation take place at these locations.” (Jonston) A bill was presented by Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial in February, 2011, to allow teachers and administrators…show more content…
Trump, President of the National School Safety and Security Services. He said, “The vast majority of teachers want to be armed with textbooks and computers, not guns.” (Arming) His opposition to arming teachers and school staff focused solely on implementation issues, not a political agenda. He stated, “School districts considering arming teachers and school staff with guns would take on significant responsibility and potential liabilities that I firmly believe are beyond the expertise, knowledge-base, experience, and professional capabilities of most school boards and administrators.” He raises questions about whether the school board would have adequate policies and procedures to govern the carrying and use of guns by teachers and school staff. He also points out the complexity of management: choosing types of firearms; training teachers and school staffs; risks of them being intentionally disarmed by a student; loss, misplacement, or having their firearms stolen while on campus; accidental shooting; impact on insurance and potential legal liability. He believes that carrying firearms should be left to school safety officials such as school resource officers and school police department officers. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s largest organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, said allowing teachers to carry guns would likely make them the first targets in an attack, and could make

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