Should Teachers Carry Firearms?
Teachers SHOULD carry guns!
In the State of Utah for the past 10 years, the school has allowed teachers to carry fire arms and in those 10 years not one person has been harmed in a school shooting grades K-12. Teachers should have the right to carry firearms to class in order to effectively protect their students. Many people debate the issue of whether teachers should have the right to carry a firearm to school in order to protect from any dangers such as an intruder.
Sandy Hook Shooting
On December 14, 2014, at Sandy Hook Elementary School 20 Students and six adults were killed in a horrific school shooting. Earlier that year the school had installed a security system which demanded parents and/or visitors be buzzed in. The Doors locked at 9:30 that morning. When the gun man arrived the doors were locked and students were in there classrooms. Once inside the gun man had shot up several classrooms. In a first grade classroom, teacher Victoria Soto, heard the gun shots and moved her children away from the door. With ease the gun man busted into the classroom and killed her along with six of her students.
Right to Bear Arms?
The second amendment states "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Self-preservation and protection dates way back. Firearms were crucial for the colonist it aided in protection. The second amendment states that is shall not be infringed. Does congress have the right to provoke a guaranteed right to the people?
Problems and Solutions
An Opposing View
Some people believe teachers may have a serious mental illness such as anger issues or the gun may be left unattended which could lead to a fatal injury and/or death. In Order for a teacher to carry a gun they must have a background check and the gun must be left in a gun safe where no students know where it is. Others argue that teaches did not take up this profession in order to "baby-sit." As a teacher it is their responsibility to educate their students and protect them from any dangers while parents are away. Young Children (such as those who attended sandy hook) are sent to school without their parents with the expectation that they will be safe.
Teaching the Second Amendment and upholding it as well!
Sandy Hook Elementary Tribute song "Heaven" by "BABY KAELY" [LYRICS]