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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Armed Teachers Would Make Schools As Safe As Armed Cops

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission stirred up controversy last week when they erred on the side of common sense and the Second Amendment. The Commission investigating the so-called “Valentine’s Day massacre” that left 14 students and 3 teachers dead, and another 17 people wounded recommended that teachers who were willing to volunteer, undergo background checks, psychological evaluations and training, be allowed to carry concealed firearms on campus.

Opponents of the recommendation argue that armed-teachers wouldn’t stop mass shootings and it’s a bad idea that would make students less safe. They feel teachers should be teaching, not playing Robocop. Some of them have asked the questions, what if a teacher goes crazy and shoots a student? Or, what if the teacher is so inept with a gun that they accidentally shoot anyone who may be in the way? They believe guns are better off left in the hands of trained professionals such as cops and military personnel. But are they right? I don’t think so.

First off, the only things that separate an armed-cop from an armed-teacher is training and permission to carry. There’s nothing a cop can learn about firing a gun that a teacher cannot. Additionally, teachers tend to be patient, caring and protective of their students. It’s no wonder so many have stood in the line of fire in school shootings. You may recall that instead of engaging Nikolas Cruz in a fire fight, it was the Broward County deputies themselves, led by Sheriff Scott Israel, that hid behind their vehicles and school walls while students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High were executed by the killer. Several staffers courageously stood between the shooter and their students. They were the first line of defense for those kids.

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some cops can't determine the appropriate times to use firearms and they think teachers will be any better?

Anonymous said...

Everyone wants cops to have guns even thought they are running around gunning people down to the tune of 1200 to 2000 citizens a year... And you dumb asses think cops are being targeted, they are not, the death of cops while on duty is around 300 to 500 a year, and that includes any kind of death of an officer, wither it be a car accident or shooting or old age or anything... So where are cops being targeted??? When they shoot and kill more innocent people every day and year...

Then you have cops like these, who are cowards as most cops are, and they ran and hide like the cowards I told you they are, and you still think they are hero's? that they are here to protect you???? NO, they only give a shit about themselves and their partner or fellow co-workers and that's it...

Why else do they try to us that Carte blanche of my safety over yours, what law is that by the way???? THERE IS NO LAW THAT SAYS COPS CAN VIOLATE CIVIL RIGHTS IN THEIR NAME OF THEIR SAFETY!!!!! NONE!!!! Yet you all let them do it... Then because they do is so often, and get away with it, everyone just turns a blind eye...

Anonymous said...

It's a no brainer but of course democrats don't get it. They are dumbed down imbeciles who have lost all ability to think and only repeat the propaganda rammed down their throats and like good little brain dead fools repeat it.
Arming teachers would work. A shooter never goes to places where they think people may be armed. Same would happen in the schools. If every school in the country had armed teachers in them that would be the end of school shootings. It's one thing to sneak past one armed school officer or even 2 or 3 but once inside they wouldn't know what they face so would think twice before even planning to go and shoot up a school.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous. If shooters never go to places where people have guns shouldn't there be zero shootings in states with open carry?

Anonymous said...

LOL 11:03 same thing can be said about both parties. No one bothers to fact check anymore. You have a classic ad homenim argument. Don't strain yourself looking that up

Anonymous said...

10:43-I think when confronted with a shooter killing kids in their school any teacher would determine it is appropriate to unlock the gun cabinet. See? Simple! Are you a mormon or something?

Anonymous said...

10:50- Got the belt on a little too tight there, don'tcha? Why are you accusing us for cop shootings? You missed the mark by a mile. You're only here to rant, bitch, and to perceive yourself as being on a higher plain than us regular idiots. The thing is, you are far dumber than the average Joe for thinking that. Have fun with your anger issues. Unplug and go feed some ducks. The usual tirade you bring to SBY News is pathetic and just plain stupid.

Anonymous said...

10:50- Those 1200 to 2000 are called criminals, dipsh!t. I've never let a cop violate civil rights. What the hell are you talking about. My guess is that you don't have a clue. Being angry makes you righteous? Nope! You need a hug? Call your mamma! Your comments are painfully pathetic and utter nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Just one single mishap by a teacher will mess the whole thing up.

Anonymous said...

I just got dumber reading your comment. Please stop it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Remember these are the same people you accuse of spreading "liberal propaganda" when they teach your kids history.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again!

Anonymous said...

Some whacked out kid will rush a teacher with a knife or other weapon and get shot, starting the first test case.

Anonymous said...

Please! The teacher in my daughters middle school can’t figure out how to use a TV remote in the classroom...and you want to arm them?

Anonymous said...

More safe

Anonymous said...

Yes 11:33 is a moron & 6:13 is a democrat snowflake

Anonymous said...

6:01- as well he should be shot.

Anonymous said...

1122 you are an idiot! Why do you mention open carry? In states with open carry everybody knows who has the gun you idiot. But even in concealed carry states there are still gun free zones.

Anonymous said...

101, that is an easy one. the liberal teachers won't carry.

Anonymous said...

One would hope that teachers are given weapons, Their aim would be better that police.. In fact, it may be another shoot out at the "OK Corral".
How are the police going to identify the teachers from the aggressor when
they arrive. Not a good scenario<<<

Paul Carey said...

1134 it's because there will not be that scenario. Mass shooters are usually cowards. When the cops close in or anybody with a gun close in, they commit suicide. So even that will probably not happen if there was a student stupid enough to bring a gun and start shooting at other students. he will be dead and the teacher will be tending to the students. So when the cops show up they'll see a dead aggressor teacher taking care of the students.