Is it time to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons?

As a result of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association is calling for armed guards in every school.

Many Twitter users, however, believe it would be more effective and less expensive to allow teachers to arm themselves if they wish.

Most gun control advocates believe the idea is beyond the pale:

Meanwhile, a number of cities and states are considering or enacting proposals to allow teachers to carry:

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