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With the rise of gun violence and school shootings, many people believe that the school environment can be safer for everyone if teachers carry guns and have a defensive weapon to use against school shooters and other school aggressors.

No, teachers should not carry guns Show more Show less

Schools are meant to be safe places for learning. Teachers shouldn't be promoting the possibility of violence by carrying guns.
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Guns in a school environment will only invite trouble

The presence of guns at school increases the likelihood that a student will get their hands on the gun and cause a tragic accident, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
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The Argument

Guns in a school environment would only invite trouble for both teachers and students. Gun-related violence has decreased in K-12 schools that have federal laws that restrict guns within 1,000 feet of the school property. About 25,000 people die each year from firearms-related deaths in the United States.[1]Teachers, and students are not trained in law enforcement, and there is no way to prove that they will handle the situation the right way. Additionally, there is a high probability that having guns in a school environment will mean that the gun will end up in the wrong hands.[2]

Counter arguments

Schools should have access to guns to be ready for any attack. Shooters are more likely to target a place if they know that no one will stop them.[3] The weapon they carry will be no match for the absence of one. There is a need for a defense to stop active shootings, and relying on police officers may be too late.

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References

  1. https://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do;jsessionid=B52D628A196A9D5325B434B16CA1116D?N=197+4294921852+4294891682&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=131126662951052488814772880221405554647&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial
  2. https://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/guns-in-public/guns-in-schools/
  3. https://www.ncsl.org/blog/2019/12/16/pros-and-cons-of-allowing-guns-in-schools.aspx

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