Teachers should be allowed to carry a gun at school in case of emergencies such as terrorist attacks, hostile situations, A.L.I.C.E, and many other reasons. This issue could be supported by what took place on December 14, 2012 which is known as the Sandy Hook Massacre, in which 28 people were killed, including 20 children from inside the school. This horrible event is a prime example of why teachers should be allowed to carry guns. In their situation they were defenseless and sitting ducks as the shooter strolled through the school firing off rounds. Following the shooting at least five states including, Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Oregon have made plans for legislation that would allow faculty members to carry guns in school. There are many reasons why teachers should carry guns but the most recently important reason is the Sandy Hook Massacre. The second most worst massacre in U.S. history could have been put to earlier stop if the teachers were allowed to carry guns during school hours. There are many schools the now allow and supply teachers with guns to carry during school hours.
The most well-known school protective handgun is the 9-mm, it weighs around 1 pound and can easily slip into your pocket. In the U.S. it should be a law or need for teachers and staffs of schools to carry a weapon (most likely a gun) for protective reasons. If this happened massacre rates in schools would drop to around 0. One interesting story is the story of the Clarksville School District, were superintendent, David Hopkins, who supplies his teachers and staff with the 9-mm handgun. At least sixteen people, including the janitor and a kindergarten teacher, wear them to school each day. He didn’t have enough money to supply security guards for the five schools, so he supplied all the teachers through nearly 60 hours of training and their own handgun, hoping it will make the school district safer.
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