Rand Paul: Teachers Should Be ArmedSubmitted by zooamerica on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 22:55
Sen. Rand Paul said on Thursday that teachers and principals should carry concealed weapons in the classroom to prevent another mass shooting from happening.
“Is it perfect? No. Would they always get the killer? No. Would an accident sometimes happen in a melee? Maybe,” the Kentucky Republican told a group of business leaders in Oldham County, Ky., according to the Courier-Journal. “But nobody [at Sandy Hook Elementary] had any defense, and he just kept shooting until he was tired and he decided to shoot himself.”
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It's only 2013, but this issue is going to be front and center come primary season in 2015.
I agree with Rand completely...and I think many teachers in the United States wish they could actually protect themselves when they go to work. Teachers are often physically assaulted by their own students.
EL CERRITO, CA (KGO) -- A middle school is holding a public meeting on campus safety after a teacher was assaulted by a group of students.....
"Then everybody started crowding around her, pushing her, yelling at her, getting in her face cussing at her," said another.
Students say the crowd grew to roughly 100 people and one kid pushed her and she fell down the stairs.
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It is very important that Rand Paul stresses how states have the individual right to deal with this matter, and that he would not make gun training for teachers and principals mandatory across the nation. Only a king or dictator would force anything upon us.
That being said, I think one of the smartest things Rand Paul could ever do right now is say, "Every school in America should AT LEAST have one armed police officer on duty at all times."
That is a very reasonable thing to do, and I think police officers, AND teachers unions would agree. If the teachers do not want to arm themselves, then they should AT LEAST be in favor of the 1 police/peace officer for every school in America policy.