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2/23/2018 Teacher: I'm supposed to transform from an economics teacher into a gun expert?
2/24/2018 Don't Make Teachers Carry Guns

These are the type of headline that so irritate me. No one is advocating for making teachers gun experts or for making a teacher carry a gun. The headlines are not only misleading but are an attempt to further polarize America.

In President Trump's 2/22/2018 White House 'Listening Session on Gun Violence With Students, Teachers, Families' he said;

"I don't want teachers to have guns. I want certain highly adept people -- people that understand weaponry, guns. If they really have that aptitude -- because not everybody has aptitude for gun -- but if they have the aptitude, I think a concealed permit for having teachers and letting people know that there are people in the building with guns, you won't have -- in my opinion -- you won't have these shootings."

I certainly don't like the idea of teachers carrying guns, but short of providing funds to hire trained security professionals like school resource or police officers, I would rather my grandson attend a school where willing and competent school staff are armed and trained.


February, 2018