Con: Armed Teachers

The safety of students should not lie in the hands of armed instructors. This poses as much a threat as a person coming onto campus and opening fire.

Having weapons in possession of professors gives the opportunity to disgruntled faculty to use those guns because of accessibility.

A student could become upset, angry or feel fed up with the way a teacher or classmate may have treated the person and disarm or steal the gun to open fire.

An active shooter scenario doesn’t tell you if the person is a student, teacher or faculty member. Having the weapon garnishes the opportunity for both purposeful and accidental discharges that can result in unnecessary fatalities.

Bouts of anger, even in the slightest, could cause someone on campus with the intent to commit a violent act, to grab a gun they know is there, and use it.

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.”

But why do those weapons need to be allowed on a school campus?

A militia is a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.

Nothing above states that individuals need, nor deserve to bear arms and more to the point, they aren’t necessary to have at a school.

The only people on campus that should have firearms should be the sheriff deputies. They are there to protect the school and those on the grounds.

An instance where an armed teacher stopped or shot a mass shooter on any campus hasn’t showed up during any shooting thus far, even in open carry states, so why start now?

Also, most mass shooters use semi-automatic weapons. A hand gun would be the most likely gun for a professor to have, if armed. There’s not much a handgun can do when faced against a semi-automatic weapon.

That would leave an armed instructor in more danger with an increased likelihood of being injured or killed.

The fact that most people that own a weapon are not properly trained to use them is another reason for guns not to be on school grounds.

An article on titled “The case against arming teachers,” wrote “Multiple simulations have demonstrated that most people, if placed in an active shooter situation while armed, will not be able to stop the situation, and may in fact do little more than get themselves killed in the process.”

Just because a person may go to a shooting range occasionally doesn’t mean they should walk around a school campus with a firearm.