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.
The NRA would be far more effective leaning on the states to allow all school employees to be armed.
— Kelly(@KLSouth) December 21, 2012
@dkberman so let the teachers carry.Get rid of the “gun free zone” target on their backs.
— Jane Cunningham (@jcvolt) December 23, 2012
— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) December 21, 2012
NRA calls for armed police officer in every school onenewsnow.com//ap/united-sta… Not good; We don’t need/want a ‘police state’. Allow citizens carry!
— Ruth Yoder (@AMERICA4GOD) December 22, 2012
One armed officer in entire school is not enough, and more costs too much. Answer is to allow conceal carry in public schools, time is now
— db (@CoachDB18) December 22, 2012
I agree with NRA statement that stated the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Allow school officers 2 be armed.
— PoloricanCobb (@poloricancobb) December 23, 2012
Armed guards is a great idea.Let’s also arm teachers and allow citizens with concealed permits to carry on campus. fb.me/1podPqlrD
— Centennial Firearms (@CentennialFirea) December 21, 2012
Us students can’t be armed. So why not allow teachers/staff to be prepared just in case. To many life’s lost due to school shootings.
— Holden J Agee (@AgeeMMA) December 22, 2012
The only problem with one armed guard at a school is the odds that he will likely be the first one shot. Allow teachers to arm themselves..
— Doug Hall (@DougHall20) December 22, 2012
— M Rossi (@MrRossi13) December 21, 2012
We wouldn’t need “armed guards” if we would simply allow teachers with gun licenses carry their guns on them.
— Michael Koby (@mkoby) December 21, 2012
I’m not of “Let’s arm all teachers” mentality, but think it’s idiotic to bar concealed carry in schools for those teachers who want them.
— Kevin Binversie (@kevinbinversie) December 23, 2012
Why not try it? Why not allow those teachers who want to be armed, be armed? And advertise that armed security is in the school?
— Hussein the Plumber (@HusseinthePlumb) December 17, 2012
@katiepavlich, the key is to allow trainedteachers to have concealed guns, that way potential threats wouldn’t know who is armed
— Vlastimil Weinar (@vlastimilp19) December 21, 2012
Most gun control advocates believe the idea is beyond the pale:
First fucker to say the solution is for elementary school teachers to carry guns needs to get beaten to death.
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) December 14, 2012
We don’t let prison guards carry guns, but now the NRA wants teachers packing? Pathetic.
— David Esrati (@esrati) December 22, 2012
People are trying to let it be legal for teachers to carry guns at school. Crazy asses.
— Samantha Bullock (@ItsSamanttha_) December 22, 2012
how the FUCK is more guns even an option?Let Teachers Carry Guns? Some State Lawmakers Say Yes : The Two-Way : NPR ow.ly/giVWJ
—Eve Belanger(@evebelanger77) December 22, 2012
Who would let teachers carry guns?That’s just complete #Idiocy I cannot stand that idea. We should just put stricter rules on baring arms.
— Spencer Cole Lampley (@Spenceusaurus) December 22, 2012
Meanwhile, a number of cities and states are considering or enacting proposals to allow teachers to carry:
In Harrold, Texas, the school board has voted to let teachers carry concealed weapons at school. bit.ly/VTZLRY
— Connecticut Post (@connpost) December 20, 2012
— David Briggs (@Gonendunit) December 19, 2012
Orange County Councilman: Let Teachers Carry Guns | District Administration Magazine bit.ly/Zm4ByU
— Nick (@nrosborne) December 23, 2012
Some local lawmakers want to give teachers the right to bring guns to school. ow.ly/giyNh
— KPBS News (@KPBSnews) December 21, 2012