Should schools have armed guards on duty during all school hours?
geeze. what's going on with the South today??
It's the Bible Belt lol
What the heck texas..... That's horrific
Not unless there's a good reason behind it. Like if there's a murderer on the loose nearby or something like that.
No! Christ, do not bring any weapons near me.
I support the idea, but how would it be economically feasible?
Allowing permitted concealed carry by teachers would be economically feasible.
Yes it would, but the question was worded to sound like they would have extra staff
Just offering solutions.
So having a resource officer which is a police officer is not a good idea???? are you people that dumb???? Having the resource officer there is considered an armed guard. So what would your solution be????? Independents & libertarians I am shocked.
Teachers should be allowed a concealed carry.
Sadly nowadays..just no death wish Charles Bronson wannabes...Zimmerman..
After this past year and this year. Absolutely! Children are dying at a place where the parent(s) ( and/or guardian) and the children should feel safe. If that means bring in the swat time. So be it! (Swat was a little dramatic but, you get it).
Arm the teachers.
If they do, I hope they realize they don't have to make them look guards. The guards can be armed and dress in casual civilian clothes. It wouldn't feel so militarized.
Welcome to the conversation Rick, but judging by your name, I'm sure you're purely on this app for troll reasons.
How about the kids have RESPONSIBLE parents!!! If you something is off...DO SOMETHING!!
Everyone is looking at the end results and trying to change the very last step(kid having the gun at school) why don't we look at the start of it all. Hb we put some of the blame on the parents that don't have a clue what their kids do. They should
Know what their kid is up to. They should know to lock their guns and ammo away. They should also know when the child is having mental issues. If parents took a little more time to check on their kids and use basic gun safety, we probably wouldn't be
Having this same debate
Just let licensed concealed carriers go armed on school grounds. Cheap, effective, Liberty-minded and American.
there's something wrong with our society, there are too many shootings, and limiting our access to public safety is not helping, I want armed security guards at all schools, and I want us to start teaching all the kids that we are not equal
Give the teachers guns! You can put in little safes on the desk where the gun is located. That way the teacher can not get bum rushed by kids for the gun or something like that. Then if the teacher gets mad they can't use it. Then if the need arises
They can punch in the code and get their gun out and protect their fellow teachers and hundreds of students!
we are talking about security officers not teachers
Yeah but teachers are the ones always getting shot by the freakin white emo kids with no friends yet four other guys that were willing to go nuts with them. So yea give the teachers the guns.
Just because you're a good teacher, doesn't make you a good shot.
If you want to give teachers guns give them rubber bullets
and what if the teacher has a mental breakdown dumbass? We need to genetically enhance human intelligence. These phucking idiots scare me
These eugenicist liberals scare me.
So this is the time when the distinction between jail and school dies...
they already are.
I have 2 teachers and 1 principle in my immediate family. So I am familiar with their stressors and respect their work. But, Teachers are NOT keeping this country from falling apart... :(
Conservative logic: So there's a problem with gun violence in schools? More guns! Make it harder for violent people to get guns? No friggin way!
.....at least we even use logic. So what's your plan to stop mass shootings? Make it harder for the good guys to get the guns? No matter what you say or do there will always be was to get a gun. Legally or illegally.
Conservative logic kept this nation's schools practically shooting-free for about 200 years until leftist gun restrictions turned them into shooting galleries.
In places where its legal to carry a weapon statistics show that crime rate did not go up
The US is the only developed country where school shootings are a problem. Just think about why that might be for a minute, do some research if necessary.
My research indicates that the US leads the world in fatherlessness, which is a major if not overwhelming factor in violent crimes and suicides, especially amongst young men, who account for the majority of school and mass shootings.
My research further indicates no correlation between ubiquity of guns and violent attacks like this, and more importantly, no inverse correlation between gun control and school shootings.
You have a very odd definition of "research".
Do you disagree on factual grounds, or are you just complaining that the data don't fit your agenda?
In 1996 Australia restricted semi-automatic weapons and "The American Journal of Law and Economics reported in 2010 that firearm homicides in Australia dropped 59 percent between 1995 and 2006.
In the 18 years before the 1996 laws, there were 13 gun massacres resulting in 102 deaths, according to Harvard researchers, with none in that category since." I wouldn't have an agenda if data didn't support the need for it.
But you fail to realize that that isn't America.
Congratulations, you have found a correlation. That's not causation.
Similar statistics exist for the UK, but on closer inspection, it becomes apparent that gun control was not responsible, and crime rates only fell after police staffing was increased by whole number factors.
Too many people die in shootings. We agree on that. But gun control will not solve that problem and will do more harm than good.
If you want schools safer, defend them.
Qweer isn't responding... Hahaha that's funny
at least 3 cops
"Why have armed guards when you can have 'Gun Free Zone' signs? Criminals will just see that they can't bring a gun inside and their plans for murder will be ruined." -Liberals
I thought the gun free zone was meant to prevent accidents and non - premeditated acts of violence. I'm pretty sure no one says gun free zones stop murderers.
Have you met a liberal? They think those signs are gods.
There should be armed guards. What is the point of not having them?
I agree with certain teachers being able to have concealed weapons. I think it should be picked very selectively considering some people aren't fit for it
Teacher's with conceal carry would be more effective
Kids would be more willing to do their homework.
i dont want to go to school everyday seeing that, i wont feel safe because i will know they are there for a reason, one or two cops would be a better choice
Not necessarily. Just arm the faculty and have a parent posse, a large number of willing parents who will rotate spending time at the school. Just a thought. Keep expenses low, and involve those who love the children most.
Police are trained to break the fingers of anyone who tried to grab there gun. Also they can not allow people to shake their hand or come close for safety precautions. Do you really want teachers to have to be put in that same situation?
Also the HIGH majority of teachers don't want guns in school. That same number said they wouldn't carry a gun in the school even if they were allowed to.
Well maybe the teachers can learn something. Give up their liberal groupthink and join the world of common sense. (o yeah, the Teachers Union Borg won't allow for that)
Or we could put those guns in little box safes in the teachers rooms. Then they can't get rushed by kids for the gun. But then when the need arises they can open the safe and get the gun to protect the hundreds/thousands of kids!
"Hey Johnny please don't shoot anyone in here while I unlock my gun box"-says the teacher
"No problem Ms. Sanders I have all day"-says Johnny
Who are the guards? Is it the police, teachers, private guards, the Feds, or what? Is it optional? I not sure how to answer this.
Obviously we should put a navy SEAL there, I bet you'd see bullying disappear, and grades go up.
Democrats support dead children because dead children make good political tools, vote democratic this November.
Ahem. I'm a democrat. I support armed guards at schools. Be it police officers or appropriately trained teachers.
You are not really a democrat are you?
Yes I am.
White male democrat is another word for low T syndrome
Oh hah, funny. Don't care. I'm a white male democrat and I support armed guards in school. Deal with it.
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Glad we could have such a productive conversation, I feel like I learned a lot.
I consider myself Republican but come on guys really?
Implying being part of a certain party automatically determines your stance...
not necessarily congressman
You wouldn't need armed guards if the teachers were allowed to conceal carry. It saves money and lives.
Interesting...but how would that stop a gun from getting into an assembly.
The armed presence means immediate threat of armed response. You won't be able to shoot unopposed, than put the gun to your head for a clean, quick death. Your fear of pain will make you less as a threat. Arm the teachers as well.
Armed guards is basically just police officers. If not, at least have somebody armed (maybe teachers)
Anyone stop to think why this only happens so much in America? Makes you wonder what policies are in place that aren't working.
You can't stop these types of things. Teachers should be able to carry guns.
only business and banks, office buildings, sporting events etc. not where the kids are.
so guard green pieces of paper with deadly force and leave children vulnerable?
where are your priorities?
Instead, how about some gun laws
There are gun laws. Schools are gun free zones. That's a law. Sure stops it huh?
I think they mean laws that make it harder to get a gun.
It's already hard to get a gun. Federal law requires background checks for the commercial sale of a firearm, as well as private sales that are conducted interstate. Felons, convicted felons, domestic violence offenders cannot buy guns legally.
And I agree with every. Single. One.
We need to get rid of public school entirely
All schools should allow students to carry heat to protect themselves from school shootings! Issue pistols to students when they walk thru the door. An armed student is a free student!
Well, the teachers should be allowed to bring their guns to school.
You must own stocking gun-manufacturing industries.
Are you kidding? I can't imagine a stupider idea.
Schools should be able to have them if they want them. Even better would be to allow teachers to have a concealed weapon if they are properly trained and licensed.
We cannot cater to the gun lobby and turn our schools into armed fortresses.
We didn't have armed guards or guards really in my high school growing up.
I feel it is:
1. The parents responsibility to have their children under control and prepared.
2. The schools should adequately prepare students for life and take
control of the classroom. NO more passing without being able to actually do the work.
clearly whats being done isnt working
What's an armed guard going to do, foresee the future? How's he going to stop a kid from randomly standing up in the middle of class or lunch and shooting his/her classmates?
It won't stop that but would reduce response time and prevent it from going further.
what cman said
just get rid of all the schools,everyone homeschooled, it's up to you to make sure your kids get educated, no more welfare for those who are physically capable of washing a dish.
Yeah bc nobody has jobs they need to go to...
Another good idea that everyone else does but we think we're smarter.
To all the "schools shouldn't be prisons" people... Have you noticed that banks have armed guards? Are those prisons? It's the idiot policies of the schools that make it feel like a prison.
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What kind of state you live in, I have never seen a guard at any bank in Maine!
terrordog, in PA most reputable banks have security guards, I would not want to go into a bank that didn't have one
It never stopped the gun threats at my school.
Oh no a threat!
People threaten all the time.
What they should do is make all the teachers get carry permits and be ready at all times for any danger.
Trust me, you don't want me to carry.
or let those with ccw carry