Arming Our Teachers


"Woman with AR-15."The gun debate is brought to the forefront again, due to a mass shooting in Florida. As usual, all we hear from the media are calls to violate our second amendment rights, and ban guns.

But something surprising did take place this time. President Trump called for teachers to arm themselves. You heard correctly, Trump wants to arm our teachers to protect our children.

Now, for those of us who support the second amendment, this is music to our ears. But to those who wish to stomp all over the rights of Americans, you’re probably extremely pissed off.

But here is the main problem with the anti-gun advocates… you don’t actually know anything about guns! They call weapons like an AR-15 an assault rifle (which is not a thing, by the way).

They say that civilians shouldn’t have access to weapons that are used in the military (an AR-15 is not a weapon used in the military). And will suggest that somehow semi-automatic is magically AUTOMATIC.

Sorry to burst the bubble of anti-gun activists, but semi-automatic means one bullet per one trigger pull. This includes more than the so-called “military style” weapons. A vast majority of handguns are also semi-automatic.

But apparently, anti-gun advocates don’t need accurate information about guns to call for their removal. They instead, call second amendment right advocates monsters; and ask why we don’t care about the lives of children.

Right, because those of us who appreciate our second amendment rights also love the idea of tax-funded abortions on demand (which, by the way, is killing children before they are even born).

So I ask you, how would arming our teachers make us irresponsible, or mean that we hate our children? Because having more guns means having more mass shootings? Because teachers would shoot children that misbehave? Or maybe, teachers would be lax on securing their weapon and children would get them?

No, no, and no! Stripping law-abiding citizens of their right to protect themselves is monstrous. Not having an immediate way of protecting our children is irresponsible.

It is perfectly acceptable to have armed security for our politicians. It’s necessary to have our airports armed to the teeth. Armed security is even afforded to the rich and famous. But for some reason, having that option for our children is irresponsible.

The one common thread of all mass shootings are not the weapons used, but the lack of weapons of law-abiding citizens. A vast majority of shootings happened in gun-free zones.

So, wouldn’t it stand to reason that stripping the American people of guns would leave more vulnerable to attack? Especially when you consider that it takes 5 – 7 minutes for police to arrive, and 2 minutes for the shooter to commit his violent acts.

So, logically, you would have to conclude that anyone who wants to strip you of your constitutionally protected right to arm yourself, is the real monster. And to truly protect our children from future horrific events, we need to arm our teachers!

 

 

One Reply to “Arming Our Teachers”

  1. Janie Petronella

    I agree with much of what you have written here. The school shootings that have taken place all these years is tragic and absolutey senseless. My heart goes out to the families who have lost children and loved ones. Its not just the school shootings, but its happening in shopping malls, movie theatre’s, concerts and church’s. I believe we have the right to bear arms and protect ourselves, our children and families. If only it were possible to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. But as far as arming our Teachers, I think it should be alright if the Teacher is ok with it. My concern is, a Teacher has a very important job to do, they already have so much on their plate. Would this be yet another distraction? Taking away from our already frail education system? I know we must protect our children and it’s so sad that we should even have to be concerned with it. Before anyone suggested arming our teachers and after talk of there not being enough money to pay guards or policeman, I had an idea, which was why not use volunteers? Retired policeman, ex military personnel, etc who may have a few hours a to spare? There are many retired folks out there who would love to have something meaningful to do, a reason get out of bed every day and be productive and feel needed. Our teachers can focus on their job, our kids get the education they deserve and everyone has peace of mind. The volunteers would need to attend classes of course to get the proper training and make sure they are qualified etc. I think it could be a win. Win for all.

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