Give every teacher a gun, but do a background check and what not.
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That kinda sounds like your suggesting it be a requirement. I was thinking like IF a teacher wants to carry a gun in class and is qualified, then they should be alowed to. Now students..I kinda think the same. Especially all the cops that go to my school, I would have no problem if they were allowed to bring their guns
One in Eight Police Officer's killed in the United States in the line of duty in 2010 was killed with their own weapon. One in four had their weapon stolen at or before the time of their death. These are men who undergo fantastic amounts of weapons training and education on how to deal with criminals. You think a small female teacher could adequately stop a motivated student who wanted to shoot up the class with her gun? You think a male math teacher could adequately stop a motivated student who wished to sneak into his classroom, steal his firearm and get revenge on those peers who bullied him? Absolutely not.
You are off your rocker if you think the action to combat firearm abuse in this country is more firearms.
More guns is not the solution, and more gun ownership is not the solution. That simply increases the probability of something like this occurring. Going down to basic statistics, when you have more guns, more guns are likely to go off. What this argument creates is a very "Wild Wild West" type scenario, and in today's society is just not the case or answer to this issue. You may feel that way living in Texas or Alabama or something, but I have now lived in two major metropolitan areas, including New York City...if everyone on the subway had a gun, including myself, I would be scared shitless every day. I already am afraid if I trek into Spanish Harlem or some parts of North Brooklyn or a few parts of the Bronx. We don't need that everywhere.
The solution is better education about guns. The solution is that fire arms should only even be displayed or used when ABSOLUTELY necessary. You'll notice a police officers use of a fire arm to be an absolute last resort and/or act of desperation to save lives, including their own. This should be the only time guns are tolerated, acts of desperation and/or last resort. More guns is not the solution.
A licensure and examination process would keep guns in the hands of law abiding citizens who maintain ownership for personal sport and protection. It also begins the process of weeding out loonies who look to buy guns to shoot up movie theaters. The Columbine shooters purchased their ammunition at Wal-Mart for crying out loud. You should have to show and scan a license to purchase firearms and ammunition. For those who still commit crimes who are not licensed owners, the chances for a conviction and stricter punishment are greater because they've now committed more crimes. Makes it much harder for criminals and loonies to obtain firearms. Keeps firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens who own them for limited and proper use. Those who do use firearms that they are not licensed to use and who commit criminal action with said firearms, have a greater probability of criminal conviction in court as they have now violated more laws. Everyone wins.
I see no reason why my proposition on the first page isn't one that should be adopted by Congress.