Florida teachers can now carry guns

Florida lawmakers have approved a bill allowing teachers to carry guns inside classrooms. The bill ensures the safety of students by arming teachers who are willing to carry firearms inside schools.

Last week the same lawmakers refused to approve a bill that banned semi-automatic “assault” weapons like the AR-15 used by the Parkland school shooter.

The legislation was part of a package of bills created in the aftermath of the school massacre on Valentine's Day.

In addition to allowing guns in classrooms, Florida’s Senate Rules Committee agreed to raise the legal age for purchasing firearms to 21.

The senators also agreed to confiscate weapons from people with mental health issues.

The Florida House Rules Committee will take up a similar package of bills in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

The new legislation concerned parents of boys who might challenge trigger-happy teachers.

“It bothers me to think as a father of two young boys to tell them to not be aggressive to your teacher,” said Sen. Oscar Branynon.

Branyon said he and other black fathers will now have to add teachers to the list when discussing with their sons how to behave around authority figures.

“Please don’t make it dangerous for children who look like my children to go to school,” he said before the Senate Rules Committee approved the bill on Monday.

Stock photos by Bunlue Nantaprom / EyeEm, Westend61 / Getty Images

  • Phillybruh

    Til they get shot first.

  • shun king

    dont know how this will sit with the black single parents because they feel their kids should be able to whoop a teachers ass with no reprecussions

  • Bossy704

    Black children will die.

  • Victorious82

    Shouldn’t your kids already not be aggressive towards teachers? What kinda mess is that? No I don’t think teachers should have guns but damn what kinda kids are people raising that you already don’t tell them not to get all in your teachers face?

  • Shawty

    So we just gonna have shoot outs in the schools with our kids in the middle? How logical is that? What about that BIG aggressive kid that test boundaries with staff? Is he/she gonna end up shot as well?

  • FOR COMMENT

    The parents are not raising their kids any more with morals and values..They too busy changing snapchat filters.

  • klwbaby

    So they have the money for guns and training classes but not the basic supplies some schools really need.

  • WhooCares

    Just like that

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Unless that black kid is whopping the whole classes ass at the same time that gun better stay locked in its drawer!

  • SpillyNillie

    And this solves what? Just like the school's resource officer, who was an actual police officer, froze and did nothing to stop the gunman from entering the school, the same will happen with these teachers. OR they could possibly end up hurting an innocent kid.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have a couple of questions:

    1) Who is going to pay for the liability insurance that these teachers will require? Will they be self-insured or will the taxpayers have to pay?

    2)Where will these guns be stored? Will the teacher be allowed to carry the gun on his person or will the gun be secured?

    3) How often will psychological tests be administered to school personnel who chose to carry?

    4) How often will these people be required to test their marksmanship at the gun range?

  • tintin

    This is gonna mess, kids are gonna be getting shot in school by their teachers who will claim feeling threatened.

    I've watched those videos with kids going at their teachers,fighting, spitting, kicking and punching,

    This will not be pretty!!!

  • We Can Do This

    What a joke!

  • SDot

    Just let them florida ppl go keep killing themselves.
    Those crazy ppl out there brain bakes too long. Just dumb.

  • Ni Ni

    Welp, clowing the teacher days are over with kids. Teachers snap too; I'd hate to be a student in a classroom when that happens.

  • Guest

    Wow!

  • Phillybruh

    Its all lets arm the teachers until its stolen and used to shoot up the very school it was purchased to protect.

  • anita1269

    Two things, Florida is a stand your ground state, so now all you need is a teacher to feel threatened and pull the weapon and beat the charge. Secondly what teacher wants to take aim at an active shooter when you have students running up and down the hall trying to get away. Let one of the students pump your arms and the bullet misses.

  • Jethro

    I knew Florida wasn't gonna raise the age to 21 and leave it at that. Trump-think is a communicable disease.

  • We Can Do This

    Black students should be aware.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't think you understand what it's like being a black male in America.

    I'm 6'2 300lbs and I have to make sure that I don't physically intimidate people especially white women by keeping some extra space between myself and other people.

    Remember how Mike Brown was described as a hulking monster by Darrell Wilson.

    An action by a white male student won't be perceived the same way as if it were done by a black male.

    Racism makes people see things that don't exists.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And after the school district pays out millions we're back to unarmed teachers.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Not a good idea.

  • We Can Do This

    Absolutely! What's going to stop a student from overpowering a teacher and taking their weapon?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Say it again and again.
    I am glad that I don't have children but if I did between racism and armed teachers I would homeschool my children.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    These clowns making these laws no nothing about what happens in schools.

  • sunni_daze

    If Deputy Chicken Shit was armed and trained to deal with a threat and he ran, what do you think an untrained teacher will do? Freeze the Fuck up, the logic behind this kills me.

  • Scromes1212

    Not feeling this smh I was with the idea of having a vet at the school armed but this is going to be a problem. In my humble opinion. They need to be trained for a good period of time to be put in this situation. I understand they are trying to make change but this is a issue that needs to be discussed extensively. By both parties

  • Noirluv45

    Leave it to Floriduh to pass such a law.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I read somewhere that during an active shooter situation the accuracy of TRAINED POLICE officers is less than 20%.
    Now think about a hall full of students and where do the other 80% of the bullets go?

  • SpillyNillie

    Zackly what I said below...

  • CookieMobster

    THIS THIS THIS..... ALL OF THIS

  • Scromes1212

    And you do?

  • datjerk

    One of the kids will some how get ahold of gun and the rest will be history

  • We Can Do This

    Your size is imposing but not only to white women but everyday people. I bet people cross to street at the sight of you.

    I have to same problem.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If they had they wouldn't have passed the law.
    It's just a kneejerk reaction because they don't want to discuss the gun component of this issue.

  • CookieMobster

    I don't see a problem with this. A few teachers in each school who have had extensive training having access to a gun seems like a smart move. Especially in the wake of all that has been happening with all of the mass shootings .

  • SpillyNillie

    Let's take it beyond physicality. A Black child can simply question a teacher and they are deemed "aggressive." I've seen it way too many times.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I graduated high school almost 30 years ago and I can't remember a single one of my teachers I would trust with a gun.

  • CookieMobster

    Probably so but that football coach that shielded all of those kids would have took that shooter O.U.T

  • Simone

    Not being able to purchase a gun until you are 21 makes zero sense. So instead of that evil monster Nikolas Cruz shooting up Douglas High at age 19, he could have waited 2 years later and done it then? You can be drafted or enter the military at age 18 where you operate guns and tanks but you can't own one at 18 when you get home. I hate when legislation is done based on emotions, instead of logic. Secure the schools and kids as you do banks and courthouses. I do support arming school personnel, preferably armed guards or teachers with a military background. Cowards love gun-free places. Had that police deputy entered the school and served and protected the lives inside as per his oath, that massacre could have been avoided. Most officers are heroes and not cowards like that deputy. They are supposed to put their lives on the line for the public or chose another profession.

  • Scromes1212

    It's a knee jerk reaction because the dems let that school shooting take over the narrative. This happened because of the pressure being out on politicians

  • Bonsai

    This is horrible! You might as well home school your kids! I foresee a lot of teachers shooting the black students now. Damn shame.

  • Phillybruh

    Or maybe between 18-21 he matured a little and no longer wants to shoot up his old high school.

  • Guest

    So metal detectors were out of the question? They put them in predominately black high schools so why not the predominately white schools? smfh.

  • Wesley

    Now teachers will be justified shooting "aggressive" looking african americans

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Huh?

    There were other aspects of the shooting that could be examined.

    Hell even a local Congressional Republican named Brian Mast wants a ban on AR-15's.

    There were other options to consider but Republicans dominate the Florida legislator and this is another data point that proves that the NRA owns Republicans.

  • Simone

    Well that's your unfortunate experience. I had teachers who were leaders and some with military backgrounds who I would trust with a gun. During the Douglas High shooting, there was one teacher who shielded students and ended up dying. He is a hero and has the character of someone I would trust with a gun. Imagine if he had a gun, he could of taken down the shooter.

  • Mo Mobetta

    This is clearly for active shooting situations.. people are so stupid. So don’t arm teachers so they can protect your child and allow the schools resource officers who are armed to sit around outside like pussies while your child is being murdered like they did in florida

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Where do you think the guns are going to be?
    Either on the teacher's person or somewhere everyone knows the location.
    And you really think that someone who's actually involved in the shooting is going to be calm enough to seek out the shooter and kill him before he's finished?

  • Simone

    I hear you but you can't predict human behavior based on age. For example, the Las Vegas mass murder was in his 60's.

  • Phillybruh

    He still would have gotten shot and killed. By the time he got his gun out this kid would have shot off rounds and rounds already he had an AR-15 cops don't even want that on the street.

  • Sandyb1117

    I still don't know why people pump money into that f*#cked up state. Especially with Trayvon, they were really ignorant with that situation. Smh!!!

  • Phillybruh

    I think in this instance you can, my thought process changed a great deal between 18-21.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    There's a study by the NYPD that stated that trained police officers missed their targets 80% of the time during active shooter situations, but you think people who practice part time will have better accuracy than people who do it full time?

    I guess you believe in unicorns and fairy tales.

  • Scromes1212

    NRA has had a strong hold on politics for awhile now. Dems and Republican. Obama had several mass shootings on his watch and couldn't do much as far as legislation goes. People are not going to give up there guns Period. We have to deal with that.

  • sunni_daze

    The Coach was a hero

  • R Smith

    We'll never know. The AR-15 shoots more rounds vs. a "'gun". What if the teachers gun was locked up and didn't have a chance to get it...so many questions!

  • Scromes1212

    It's just like any other state. Some bad some good. Why do you think people retire and move to Florida? Cause of the tax laws. People just aren't equipped to take the good with the bad in 2018 smh

  • Blkmarker

    Home schooling it is!!! Nuff said. Can’t trust these white owned institutions.....you can’t even trust some of these teachers they out here banging the students....selling drugs..trying to be cool and down .....and what if the teacher is having a bad day?? Or has mental issues that are undetected??? Or one of the students rob the teacher of the gun?? Next thing u know we got teachers popping other teachers for making them mad or some bs!!! Mannn this getting really ugly and sad ....smh at the times were in....

  • Simone

    I grew up in a household with guns from birth till I moved out at age 19 and not one accident occurred with me or my siblings because my Dad stored and secured his firearms. The school will do the same. You can store it in a safe with a pin number/code. As for the mental and gun range tests, they can be conducted annually just as your physical exams are. As for liability insurance, the school can just add the individual as a certificate holder or to their policy as contractors do when they work on government sites. Those are simple solutions to make kids safer in schools. The School Board should spend whatever is needed to protect children. My Husband and I don't even have children yet and would pay more taxes if that's what it takes to protect kids in school.

  • JRock

    What a travesty. Only an imbecile would approve of a teacher carrying a gun. Teachers will be killing students just because they can. Students will be locked and loaded even more so now that they know the teacher is carrying and will shoot them for not shutting up or texting in class. I never thought I would ever see the demise of this country come horribly crumbling down in such a "tragic, I don't give a fugg way". We have zero leadership and a shit-hole sitting at a desk at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue tweeting about dumb shit like this. This "let's just kill everybody mentality" will backfire.

  • shun king

    nope if that teacher feel he is going to get a grievous bodily injury or death he can open fire legally on that student

  • klwbaby

    They basically think these teachers are going to turn into snipers. That's what u would have to be to take out an active shooter while there are hundreds of kids running around and screaming.

  • shun king

    go to youtube and type up student attacks teachers its not just "looking" aggressive

  • LeeSeeCee

    And down the rabbit hole we go... There is no good that can come of this, none at all. There are so many other options. IT only takes ONE teacher to get fed up and start to shoot up a classroom full of smart mouth, bratty kids who think they KNOW everything.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow there goes that extreme rhetoric. No one wants anyone to give up guns expect crazy people.

    We need to reopen mental health facilities and make it easier to commit adults.
    Republicans control all three branches of the government and your BFF Trump is keeping the subject alive.
    Even super NRA Republican Rick Scott wants some type of restrictions.
    There will be another mass shooting between now and November and I can see Republicans scrambling to do something, anything before the midterm elections.
    The problem is when the backlash does come there will be confiscation of guns and bans on manufacturing of new weapons.

  • shun king

    i do too because black students seem to want to beat down teachers like its sport

  • SaltineCrackers

    Word!

  • Victorious82

    I’m going off what the quoted senator stated in the article
    “It bothers me to think as a father of two young boys to tell them to not be aggressive to your teacher,” said Sen. Oscar Branynon

    Shouldn’t you already be teaching your children that? I’m not reading anymore into it than what’s clearly quoted.

  • JRock

    Yep, people need to take medication for the shit he out here spreading. When that MoFo comes on the news, I change the channel. I don't even want to catch that communicable disease shit by looking at his stupid face or listening to that underdeveloped 2 year old voice.

  • shun king

    if that teacher have military experience and/or love guns and want to get into a shoot out he will go on the attack

  • Simone

    Notice I said "military background". As for the NYPD Police Dept., if that study is true, they need to re-train their police or hire better ones because that rate is alarming. As for you, you will pick any argument points to frame your anti-gun stance. A recent study showed that most mass shootings are in gun-free zones, which is a no-brainer. We have to get smart and protect these kids in school. Wise cracking ("unicorns and fairy tales") is not going to get anything done.

  • NorthDeKalb

    I honestly don’t agree with this. Sure it sounds and feels good in the wake of what happened, but these incidents just aren’t frequent enough to justify guns throughout the school system statewide. So now you have to worry about unstable teachers as well as mentally challenged students who may some how get hold of a teacher’s firearm. This to me just isn’t the answer but on the flip side, if I were one of the mourning parents, I’m sure I’d be all for it just like they are.

  • Simone

    This is a bad decision! People will be better off home schooling their children.

  • Wesley

    And white kids just decide to shoot up the schools or church and get placed in handcuffs!

  • NorthDeKalb

    Sadly it’s true. I’ve seen vids of students slapping teachers etc. You just never know anyone else’s red button until you’ve pressed it.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Typical Florida. But those teens will be voters in 4-5 years. We only have to have patience folks, have patience.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. Seems like common sense to me.

    The drinking age was raised from 18 to 21 for a reason.... and it saved a lot of lives.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Where are teachers suppose to keep these concealled weapons? If you're standing in the middle of a class giving a lecture and an arm intruder with an high power weapon began shooting, where am I suppose to pull my concealled weapon from. What do I wear to conceal my pistol? Me diving for my locked desk draw will get everybody kilt including myself. This ain't Dodge City and I am not Matt Dillion. So I won't be strapped.

  • Calikush

    Exactly!!!! The main ones saying they don’t agree ain’t coming up with no solutions! ?????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If the teacher is properly screened & trained, I dont have an issue with it. A friend of mine is a high school teacher now after spending 20 yrs in the military. He's someone I could see being a good candidate for something like this.
    It's not like you'd be just randomly handing out guns to any teacher who wants one.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why do you use that term gun-free zone when the school had an armed officer as do many other schools?

    You're just lying.

    But you think that people with 'military backgrounds' have marksmanship skills that degrade more slowly over time than those of cops?

    I have no idea what difference that makes since many cops have military background too.
    It has to do with practice but there's no practice that will prepare you for real time situations.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And the kids will be caught in the middle of gunfire and once the cops arrive on the scene no one will be able to tell the 'good guys' from the 'bad guys'.

  • shun king

    yes thats because the are no longer in possession of the firearm, but actively beating on an armed person can lead to the grave

  • Jim

    Emma Gonzalez is an ugly skank.

  • Phillybruh

    Not with the gun that is provided by the school with the intent on stopping a mass shooting it should not be used in any other instance. And if it is the first lawsuit will remove those guns from class rooms.

  • pure_rachet

    Now teachers and kids shooting up the schools...

  • Scorpiess

    Are these the same teachers that are regularly caught having sex with their pupils?

  • We Can Do This

    Correct. Guns are an offensive weapon.

  • We Can Do This

    Huh?

  • shun king

    everybody have a right to defend themselves from death

  • Phillybruh

    They do, but not with the school provided gun though.

  • Shawty

    AARRRGGG...don't want to think about that. But you have a great point!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Let one black child be the first casualty of a teacher with a gun and watch ALL HELL BREAK LOOSE!!! This is the beginning of a gun battle that won't end. TRUST!

  • Sandyb1117

    Trayvon was killed for no reason. He had no weapon and was followed for no reason. This school shooter was walking around with an AR 15 terrorizing people and killed 17 people. I blame the state, the neighbors, the people who took him in. They all failed!!!! That's not bad, it's disgusting and ignorant. Maybe people are moving there to retire and avoid taxes, but that doesn't mean it's not a bad place, they're just choosing to ignore the issues and don't care. Florida stays in the news and it's not for good reasons. Now they want teachers with guns in the schools? In an already unstable state? Smh

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    But the children of White supremacist are running the schools and teaching our kids. I can read the headlines NOW!!! Teacher saw a big/ black student enter the class with a backpack on and kills teen in cold blood because he/she thought it was a AK47......

  • Ryan

    After a shooting the teachers will use the same excuse as the white cops who murder our black youth: "I felt threatened" - and they'll get away with it.. Once again Florida fumbles.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Mine 2 teens are in their last years of high school......I told her to make sure she can pay for her kids education because its going to boil down to the "Haves and the Have Not's"...

  • Tiffani Jett

    One day my daughter will be school age and this bill makes me nervous. I do not agree with it at all and have so many questions. It seems rush and not thought out at all. Did lawmakers think about the pros and cons? It seems that home school might be the best option.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    no offense but I expect this coming from Florida .... history of fugg shyt ...

  • PlayerP

    This will have a horrible, tragic end.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    America is becoming a war zone.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Oh damn! Glad I aint got chirren and I hope there isn't a reincarnation cuz I'll be back having to deal with the results of this fucked up period in america.

  • angrysolo

    that place couldn't have a lower spot on my places I never want to live list https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25b2e1bed621b1e007deca3f513adf4882e14696221e2763ba2bd2e6680f5dc9.gif

  • Cannelle

    Looks like schools are about to turn into the O.K. Corral. What could go wrong?!

  • Cannelle

    All excellent questions. Let me see if I can help with the answers:

    1) Taxes
    2) On their person in a holster, because Floriduh
    3) Never
    4) Hahahahahahahahahah. Ahahaha.

    Hope that helps :)

  • Cannelle

    I see a lot of comments talking about the teacher snapping and shooting kids, but what about one of the problem kids getting a hold of the teacher's gun and going on a rampage? No need to bring a gun to school when there are 100 already there. Just craziness.

  • ANONYMOUS

    The bill for teacher to bear arms “failed”

  • Torae

    Homeschool your children...

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I just signed Ju up but I can homeschool him tho, this is so not the answer.

  • Anonymous

    Sandra your report is false! This portion of the billed actually failed. The only part passed was the ban on the sale and possession of bump stock weapons!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The truth should never be considered offensive.

    Florida is an a$$ed state.

  • Berry Melon

    But... what if a teacher snaps? And then shoots... all the students... they never thought of that did they?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good point but I do have friends that live there ... I tend to be considerate of that ... ?

  • Dowoop

    There's going to be a whole lot more dead students when one of these bad ass kids act up and the teacher puts a bullet in him.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have been trying to get out of Florida since Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016 but thanks to Trump's hiring freeze that hasn't been possible.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But where do you keep the firearm?

    If the person keeps it on his person a couple of students could gang up on the person and take the gun from him.
    If it's left in a secure location then how can the person get to it in an emergency?

    This entire hysteria is about have a sense of control, not safety. First.Second. Last.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "If the person keeps it on his person a couple of students could gang up on the person and take the gun from him."
    -----
    There are many cops in schools all over America who carry the firearm right there in a belt holster for all to see. How often do you hear of students ganging up and taking the gun from the school officer? (...basically never?)

    Anyway... the teacher could keep it in a belt holster under a jacket, or in an ankle holster.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yep that with their stand your ground law should kill plenty of black kids that made their teachers feel "threatened' in the classrooms.. Way to goooo assssshooolles!!! Throw the whole gotdayum state away...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a21f5327c592d9df2783ee803a094213fbf865e6bae306c2af334e00c586548.gif

  • Just here4 the comments

    Well lets just see how many black children get killed by a teacher who fears for their life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They are cops not teachers.
    Teachers have far more interaction with students than cops do.
    Do you think that parents would be comfortable with a teacher whose gun is visible?
    I mean that cowardly cop Scot Peterson was outside of the school when the shooting happened.

  • Luvn_it

    Notice how there's never any mass shootings at urban schools and the teachers aren't walking around strapped. Miss me with the bullsh!t that this is the only way to keep students safe.???

  • Roxie Moxie

    I JUST said this as soon as I read the headline! Mark our words! It will happen and the teachers WILL be justified!

  • Roxie Moxie

    I JUST said this as soon as I read the headline! Mark our words! It will happen and the teachers WILL be justified!

  • bella28498 .

    lmao I don't know why I find this funny but parents should be very afraid, teachers walking around with hand guns!!!!! Racist teachers, bi-polar teachers, molesting teachers now have a good reason to off your kids if need be.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    We can come up with all kinds of doomsday scenarios... but there are school districts in this country where this is already being done safely.

    If a school board feels it's not safe in their district, they dont have to do it. Simple as that.

  • Fire & Ice

    Same here. I've been longing to get out of Florida for a while. Everything here seems hard

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not dooms day scenarios those are just possibilities and with people looking to sue for a quick buck well....how much do taxpayers want to pay?

  • dontgetblocked

    I bet they wish they had one. I worked in urban schools and you can't even bring your purse, especially if its designer or money inside. bring a little change purse and keep it on you at all times. Them terrors will rob you blind.

  • dontgetblocked

    Sounds good to me! One of those coaches that died could have killed that retarded shooter in Florida. Instead a deputy was cowering outside and the shooter strolled on out and went and got something to drink.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Everything is possible ... Don't let that stop you .... You can make a way ... That's in ya ... Have courage bew ??

  • Michelle

    Yea but you live to get robbed another day....

  • Layah Jhene

    I expect to see some teachers shooting down some black kids soon. Oh it's coming.

  • Layah Jhene

    Because urban schools got metal detectors. If it wasn't for that them lil mofos would be shooting some mess up too

  • MRiGOThim

    So teachers will be shooting students now -_-

  • Jussjess25

    Only the black ones .. sadly

  • Jussjess25

    Why is it funny tho? Seriously asking

  • Jussjess25

    Yea urban schools are dangerous, but thise kids dont have the urge to gun other stydents downike animals. Thats white peollw thing

  • Jussjess25

    Would you rather get robbed or shot?

  • Stacey J

    Yea...and the first time something pops off and the black teacher with the gun pulls out their weapon....I'd hate to see how the cops react to that when first responding on the scene.

  • Vicki

    I WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE FOR A TEACHER TO FEEL "THREATENED" AND KILL A BROWN CHILD. WITH NO CONSEQUENCES OF COURSE.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Can you explain why adding more guns is the only 'solution' to some people?

    It's like throwing gas on a fire.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I cant speak for "some people",only for myself. I assume that for some, it's the easiest path to take without offending the NRA and their supporters. I personally dont view adding guns as being the only "solution". There is no single solution, but I think it can help.
    Making schoola a gun-free zone makes it more likely to be a target of a crazed shooter than if he knows someone there might have a gun on them. Just the knowledge that a few teachers COULD be armed is something that would make a potential shooter think twice. I dont think it's a perfect solution, but it's not a crazy idea either. There are some school districts that have been doing this for years, with good results so far.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Too many of these teachers were coweing in closets with their kids., scared for their lives. They were basically sitting ducks who could have all gotten killed. At least having a few trained armed teachers would give them a chance to do fight back, instead of being at the mercy of these crazy shooters.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Schools aren't gun free zones when there are armed guards.

    Furthermore who the hell cares if the NRA or their 5 million members are 'offended'?
    The NRA is a lobbying agency for gun manufacturers are is responsible for crazy laws like Stand Your Ground and now in Florida the DA's have to disprove someone's claim of self-defense rather than the other way around so basically people can get away with murder and claim it was self-defense.
    They have an outsized influence in this country and things need to be rebalanced.
    How do you know if the results are 'good'?
    Have they actually stopped an active shooting?

  • bella28498 .

    I have a dark sense of humor, but what I find funny is teachers will have the license to kill for white America.....I am from Detroit and The Detroit police was our security at our high school, not some shakiest hand in the west teacher as security.

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  • Jussjess25

    O ok

  • sunni_daze

    A teacher was just arrested for bussing off shot in the class. This is already a bad idea.

  • Luvn_it

    There you go a solution to the problem????. Like you said urban schools have metal detectors if they can afford them I have good feeling so can suburban schools. So it just goes to prove arming teachers isn't the only way to keep students safe.

  • Trace da Ace

    so what happens with the teacher snaps????

  • MRiGOThim

    you know it...