Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No guns in classrooms

Over lunch, I asked three retired school teachers if they would have wanted to carry a pistol during their 30 years in the elementary public school system.

Not only “no,” but a resounding “hell no.”

“Don’t put more guns around children.”
“It’s hard enough to teach, much less shoot.”
“Armed teachers would generate more and more home schooling.”

Those comments came within the first seconds of hearing the question. The teachers got so animated, I thought we were going to be asked to leave.

There’s more. Just ask the professional teachers organizations. Ask any teacher you might know. Ask the people on the front lines.

Yeah, sure. You’ll find some. But I’ll wager the overwhelming majority do not want guns in classrooms.


Anonymous said...

I agree no guns for teachers. Its ceertainly enough to teach and we are not protectors too.

The South Plainsman said...

No surprise there. I don't want to turn our schools into armed camps like they have in other places in the world.

Best to find a way to prevent crazy people from being able to get firearms and use them against schoolchildren.

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