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Odd, areas with the least amount of gun CONTROL laws also tend to be the safest. Kind of refutes your little theory there doesnt it?
Do you not know your kids teachers well enough to know that they are responsible?
What I find ironic is that, as you just insinuated, you do not believe that teacher can be responsible with a gun yet you drop your kids off into their hands 5 days a week for approximately 7 hours a day giving them the responsibility of taking care of your children.. If you can't trust them to be responsible in all aspects, then you shouldn't be dropping your babies off with them in the first place.
I pay an "out of district" fee for my boys to attend a school approximately 30 minutes away (that's a two hour drive every day) so that I can be assured that they are not only being taught to think for themselves, but so that I can also rest easy knowing they are in the hands of teachers I am familiar with on personal level and trust completely.
Originally posted by eradownI agree with Ashera. I believe people should be allowed to own guns for self defense and hunting, but I have problems with teachers carrying pistols while they are teaching. If schools have really become so dangerous then the police belong on school campuses. They are trained to know when to use guns, and more importantly they are trained to know when not to use them. People in this country should do some soul searching about why this country has deteriorated to this point.
Originally posted by flyingwoody
Texas is beginning to scare me. First there was the story of the kid not allowed into school because of his long hair (Native American Heritage). Then there was the story of the prison jumpsuits for dress code violators. And now we have teachers packing heat. I think the real issue of this thread is how far is these kinds of "educational" changes are going to spread.
As for teachers packing, I am in public school now and do NOT want to see teachers with guns here. I'm more scared of one of the teachers snapping than the kids.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Good idea. Too bad that this will last just as long as one careless teacher makes a mistake and leaves the gun accessible or something. Then the blame will be shifted back to the guns and they will be banned again.
Originally posted by Copernicus
This will lead to much, much more murders. Any conflict between people that escalates will lead to a gun battle.
If you take a look at other countries who have managed to handle crime successfully (US has failed completely), you will notice how this was done without more weapons. It was done by creating less criminals by having a more humane society for everybody.