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Armed Teacher Poll

Discussion in 'Politics' started by puma guy, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Kinda' Sorta' Literate TGT Supporter

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    I've worked with teachers most of my life. Many, male and female, would have no problem carrying concealed. Especially in the small rural districts that I've worked in. In the city schools, it would be probably much different. My daughter is an English teacher in a small district in West Texas and she knows how to shoot and would probably not have a problem carrying, especially in her purse. It should be entirely up to the individual, male or female.
     


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  2. HKShooter65

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    Actually:

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    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday enthusiastically embraced a National Rifle Association position to arm highly trained teachers to fortify schools against mass shootings like the one last week. Mr. Trump, who said the armed teachers should receive extra pay as an incentive, promoted his idea as demands for stronger gun control intensified across the country.

    “You give them a little bit of a bonus, so practically for free, you have now made the school into a hardened target,” Mr. Trump said. The president estimated that 10 percent to 40 percent of school employees would be qualified to handle a weapon — he offered no data for the claim — and said he would devote federal money to training them."
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    Trump proposed making schools "hardened targets" and paying teachers more to carry.

    I'm terribly distraught and want, as much as anyone, to keep students safe.

    I don't know how.
    Maybe arming teachers is plausible.
    The teachers I've personally, just this week, asked think it's a terrible idea. Admittedly most of them think Trump is terrible to begin with.
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Kinda' Sorta' Literate TGT Supporter

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    If they don't want to be armed, don't arm them. Simple. Doesn't. doesn't make a rats ass what they think about the president.
     
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  4. Darkpriest667

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    Must be some weird schools I've worked in two high schools and it's heavily male. HEAVILY.. Most of the coaches, even girls coaches are men.. but hey .. 3/4 of ALL high school teachers might be.. but that includes california.



    BTW the crappy link you gave me... shows that 40% of all secondary teachers (including middle school which is 6-8) are male... so if you take out 6-8 I was probably right but whatever. Have a good night,
     
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  5. easy rider

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    I'm pretty sure that we're all in agreement that if someone is not comfortable carrying, they shouldn't. What I was saying, my opinion if not others, is that teachers that have an LTC should be allowed to carry for defense in schools. So far as I know the sky hasn't fallen since colleges allowed concealed carry, and I don't believe it will fall if the lower schools allowed it.
     
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  6. easy rider

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    Although I'm a teacher, I'm not too keen on the incentive part. Teachers may get the training offered, but would that make them better? What was their position on guns before they decided they want the extra pay? I think it should be a choice, not an incentive to carry. To me someone that has made a choice to own and carry handguns would be someone that would probably train on their own, not just for extra money.
     
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  7. Darkpriest667

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    I dont need to be paid more to do my job which is to keep kids safe AND educate them.
     
  8. sidebite252

    sidebite252 Well-Known

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    There are thoughts all over the map on this. I support qualified teachers with handguns but a very close friend who is a teacher has a lot of concern over the liable issues of LTC in class. I get it and he shouldn’t qualify to carry. Very simple. Not everyone is would or will.
     
  9. roberthleeii

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    I am sorry but I am tired of this argument. I am a teacher and I carry everywhere but school. By this logic no one should be able to carry when at work...
     
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  10. roberthleeii

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    As a teacher I agree. I am not in favor of the financial incentive. I only want people who are carrying for the right reasons. I actually would rather pay for another teachers training that works in my children's school. I would be up for free training though. :)
     


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