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(4Trump) (@jcvolt) December 23, 2012
— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) December 21, 2012
NRA calls for armed police officer in every school http://t.co/tnBklSUF Not good; We don't need/want a 'police state'. Allow citizens carry!
— Ruth Yoder (@AMERICA4GOD) 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.
— TheTrue_GentleMan (@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. http://t.co/YDclSElb
— Centennial Firearms (@CentennialFirea) December 21, 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 In Texas (@DougHall20) December 22, 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
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.
— SB (@samanthakb_) 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. http://t.co/SlAwUfBq
— Connecticut Post (@connpost) December 20, 2012
— David Briggs (@Gonendunit) December 19, 2012
Orange County Councilman: Let Teachers Carry Guns | District Administration Magazine http://t.co/uNty2pNq
— Nick (@nrosborne) December 23, 2012
Some local lawmakers want to give teachers the right to bring guns to school. http://t.co/vGkbJXsl
— KPBS News (@KPBSnews) December 21, 2012