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The question here is whether or not properly trained teachers and administrators should have the freedom to bring a weapon to campus — to act as extensions of law enforcement on school campuses.
The law currently prevents this from happening. The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 made it unlawful for any individual to knowingly possess a firearm in a school zone, even a police officer when not on official duty or a teacher who might also be a police reserve officer!
The term "school zone" means in, or on the grounds of, a public, parochial or private school; or within a distance of 1,000 feet from a school. However, the United States Supreme Court overturned this in 1995 (Unites States v. Lopez) because it violated the limits of the Commerce Clause in the Constitution. Legislation stills makes it illegal to have a gun within 1,000 feet of a school.
Not that they should actually be strapped at all times, but they should be able to keep some heat in their desk. That way, if one of those freaks decides to go crazy and shoot up the school, the teacher can blow Johnny's ass out of his trenchcoat.
Originally posted by bokinsmowl
btw, whats going to keep johnny from going in your drawr and taking your gun when your at the bathroom or something?
anyway, now johnny is in the back of the classroom shooting toward the front and your upfront shooting towards the back. whos in the middle? 20 classmates. thats crossfire if ive ever seen it.
[edit on 4/20/2007 by bokinsmowl]
A lock on the drawer.
are you honestly telling me that US schools are in such a state that the idea that all teachers should be armed with handguns could actually be a serious proposal?
Originally posted by truthseeka
Wow. We actually agree on something.
I'm still shaking my head, but you indeed have a good point
Anyway, I agree that teachers should be able to pack heat while they are doing their jobs. Not that they should actually be strapped at all times, but they should be able to keep some heat in their desk. That way, if one of those freaks decides to go crazy and shoot up the school, the teacher can blow Johnny's ass out of his trenchcoat.
Hey, it's better than letting that prescription drug junkie kill everybody in class. If I were a teacher, and one of those fools went crazy in my class, I'd do him like Dirty Harry would. Better him than half the other students and me.
But that's where you lost it. Teachers pistol-whipping students for writing on a desk is exactly the type of police state they would want. Putting the SWAT into schools is even worse, NJE777.
The ONLY time a teacher would be able to do this would be if some idiot pulled a gun and went homicidal in class. Anything else, the heat stays in the drawer.
...still surprised about it all...