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As Patrick Henry once said,

As Patrick Henry once said, "The great object is that EVERY man be armed."

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In my opinion EVERYONE should be armed, EXCEPT GOVERNMENT.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Should Teachers Be Armed?

Should Teachers Be Armed?

A.80.55% Yes
B.19.45% No

Only If They Want to Be

I hate this type of question because it implies "by government mandate" and of course, I don't believe in government mandates, so how the heck do I answer it?

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Should teachers be armed?

YES, but with that said, just some things to consider....

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The contributing feel of the build up of a police state.
Where does the prison feel stop and school feel begin?
Some teachers have been known to go nuts (for some reason)?
It would save FRN's (for all that matters).

Are we being played by tptSb?

I think to arm or not, either way could have ramifications.

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To sum up:
I think we are being played. See where it's all going? I think I need to explain my position with an analogy.

Medical industry:

Once upon a time, long, long ago (1940's/50's) there was a medical industry. At that time it wasn't so largely over complicated. Our dear Uncle Sam wasn't so embedded in it. It operated more out of a "competitive free market" and the prices wern't half bad, especially when compared to today's market. BUT alas, "money and power" got involved.

So Rockey and his boyz wanted more of the pie. They figured if we *JUST ESCALATE the conversation, we could eventually force insurance and all kinds of health care laws down peoples throats. The TRICK was to start at plan A and work to B, C, D, etc....

Eventually we could talke em into all sorts of S hit. Now Rockey said boys, have found themselves a step *"O" and Rockey said, just keep talking it up and.....

(To be continued)

*Step O = Obama-Care Which is actually more like step "Y". Step WHY? Because Oblaamya loves ya and Y is just one step from Z.

Anyway, see where it's all leading? Armed teachers, more prision-like settings in the schools and more prisions in general. We HAD BETTER WAYS BEFORE and THEY (tptSb) rather than wantin to make this world better, they WANTED to F it up!

IT's time we stop.

Point being: Do not EVEN let politicians keep escalating the conversation of gun laws. They will go thru all the motions and the next thing you know, you will find yourself disarmed. DO NOT LET THE ENEMY GET A FOOT HOLD to begin with.

To sum up:
If we keep going down that same road, we'll get to where Nancy Pelosi wants to take us. And guess where that is........

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Or to save money, just mix

Or to save money, just mix the students with the prison population. Already have the armed guards and searches. Now they just need to convince the teachers to go there.

At least

..the students would have healthier meals than cafeteria food lol

donvino

Nothing feeds the soul like

Nothing feeds the soul like big house chow. (Uurp!)

After a careful examination of this thread......

Should teachers be armed?

Yes! Wait no. Wait yeah. I think so....

78% of me sez yes and then the other 22% is undecided. More to say, when I have more time.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Close the schools (govenment indoctrination centers)

Simple solution!

Oh Hell No!

The majority of teachers are lemming, crazy union members.
I've been a teacher so I know.

Only qualified - vetted former law enforcement or military should be considered.

We spend hundreds of billions on shit every year. Cut out foreign aid and defend our children. Better yet stop funding the District of Criminals and just keep the taxpayers' money local to take care of our local infrastructure. From A to Z, localize everything. Stop the "cut" that goes to the pigs in D.C.

One half way decent, armed security staff could have ended Sandy Hook the minute they saw this whack job approaching with his SWAT outfit and rifle. And they would be a hero today.

So, how many armoured thugs will we need in each school?

One would definitely not be enough, one shot from a sniper and the school is again unprotected, same with two or three. Would 10 be enough? Would it be enough for some of the larger schools? Maybe we should have 20 or 30 for the large schools! And people are already complaining about their property taxes, I can just see how they will skyrocket with only one or two armed guards sleeping at school!

With the school employees being armed the criminal would have to kill all of them before they could be sure they got everyone that might be carrying concealed. It may be that periodic mental check of those carrying would have to be implemented. But that would be a future decision to be made.

Actually, the best solution is home schooling, IMO.

No Brainer

The majority of teachers are ignorant and irresponsible so they all cannot do this job imo. Vets should be hired as teachers for higher pay for this service or teachers who are actually suited for this responsibility. Hiring guards or police would also be irresponsible imo. This a school afterall and guards and police had no clue what one was when they were there and thus certainly have no idea what to do in one now ;)

donvino

Of course they should be! If

Of course they should be!

If only an armed person had been in that building to stop this madman! This is alway the case!

If only an armed person had been at Fort Hood to stop that shooting...oh wait...

Ridiculous notion.

The NRA is a ridiculous arm of the gun lobby. Their goal is to maximize their profit, SCREW everyone else! Screw gun safety and gun regulations!

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Fort Hood was over quickly.

Fort Hood was over quickly. CT took long enough that there would have been plenty of time for an armed teacher(or armed 5 year old, possibly) to have cut the carnage short.

Anyway, the correct answer is that, whether teachers are armed should be up to the teacher. It's called freedom. And whether parents send their kids to be taught by unarmed or armed teachers is up to the parents. You, me nor government have no business intervening in any way, shape or form. At least unless arming teachers mean arming them with WMD's.

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Yes they should be allowed to

That doesnt mean every teacher or faculty member has to carry a gun but they should allow those that want to. Plus there are non lethal weapons, like pepper spray, or a taser, or any other kind of non lethal weapon. I dont think it would do much good against a gunman but its certainly better than having nothing at all and being completely defenseless like the faculty members that hid in a closet for hours or the ones who tried to fight back but were gunned down before the police arrived.

You would have to make sure the teachers are properly trained and you could always provide a security guard for the school. I remember in middle school we had a cop on campus and he had a gun on him at all times. I dont guess they allow that anymore? Since schools are now "gun free zones"?

Having one armed SRO is enough

No to armed teachers.

I'd love to EMPOWER teachers, but not arm them. Not even volunteer teachers. Crazy things happen in classrooms. Believe me, you don't want to go there.

Troll

Go home troll to live with your power monopoly brothers in sisters, but definitely get out of America and stop diluting our culture of Freedom and self-sufficiency.

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Oh brother.

Have a nice day.

Darn near 80% as of 10 pm

Don't force anyone to carry concealed, allow willing volunteers to carry in schools. Offer incentives for extra pay and reimbursements for training and material. Thank those that are willing to be ready to defend their lives and the lives of those around them if/when an armed lunatic decides to unload. Nobody wants to encounter an armed threat ANYWHERE in their daily lives, but that's not going to stop them from happening.

Compared to Obama's 32% election mandate, I'd say 80% is SUPER mandate.

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RON PAUL 2012

Option 3

The market would have figured it out decades ago.

Yes but..

Should they have the right to be armed, yes, but is that the answer, I don't think so, too many negatives come to mind, both practical and psycological
I still advocate a professionally trained, armed security guard on site is the best deterent, and the most effective one.
Funding is inconsequential, it can be the school, the community, the state whatever, not the feds.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

A Yes vote here

Lets see Obama is protected and so should the teacher's
and all who are employed where the crowds consist of more
than one

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

Yes

They should have the option.

^This^

Most certainly smith agrees with the aforementioned.

I voted yes, but with reservations

I don't agree with forcing anything on anyone. I think only 3-4 teachers need to be armed, on a volunteer basis with a plan of action in case, God forbid, another shooting scenario arises. But I also think concealed carry is a right any teacher could exercise.
My middle school shop teach wore a revolver on his side out in the open. I always think of him when these shootings occur and realize we were that much safer because of him exercising his rights. Nowadays, he would be considered a whackjob and not be allowed to carry that gun within 1000 feet of the school.
Anyway, point is, freedom should prevail and nobody should be required to do anything.

An alarmed arms box? There is

An alarmed arms box? There is a way now adays... finger print or something so you're not waiting to die.

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77% saying yes so far.

77% saying yes so far.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain