Originally posted by skitzspiricy
If this was implemented in every school across the US, there could be so many scenarios that could go horribly wrong.
It boggles my mind. But, hey... Each to their own.
I want to clarify my post a little more.
This is an incredibly emotionally charged subject. Young innocent children were killed along with their poor teachers. But i think at present a lot of
you are allowing your emotions to rule and not thinking about possible consequences for arming your teachers.
These are all what if's, but very plausible what ifs in my opinion. And please, lets not get into a "You're not a US Citizen so you have no right to
speak about US issues" debate.
What if 1:
Suicide by teacher. Yes, the old craze of pretending to have a weapon and not, but teacher kills student just in case. Works with the police, so it
will work with Teacher who CC's, because after all, they are there to protetct the rest of the class. The poor teacher will be traumatised for life as
well as the rest of the class.
What if 2:
Any warped kids who attend schools with teachers who CC will not actually have to worry about where to get their guns from. Just knock the teacher out
and they have a weapon to shoot the class up. Whether it be a revolver or a pistol with a clip. There will be carnage regardless.
What if 3:
A teacher who CC's flips out. Now think of how many schools are in the US, from Elementary to Middle to High School. If they are all armed, that
raises the odds quite dramatically.
What if 4:
A lot of kids, especially teenagers, tend to have a lack of respect and fear for just about most adults. You may think that with Teachers carrying
weapons, that would diminish. But one kid betting the other that he could grab his Teachers holstered gun for #'s and giggles is going to come off
What if 5:
A crazed gun man walks in off the street. Starts shooting up the place. Teachers pull their guns. They may have had training, but training doesn't
take in the factor of fight or flight. Some may hide away, others may shoot blindly all over the place and through walls, and some may actually manage
to get the shooter. But the Teachers that shoot blindly, may actually cause more damage.
There are many other "what if" scenarios that i would just like some of you to think about. Put away your emotions for 5 minutes, look at the bigger
pictire and think logically about this. This could potentially be more damaging than the odd shooter coming in off the street.
edit on 29-12-2012 by skitzspiricy because: (no reason given)