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It is now a common occurrence – state legislatures legalizing carrying firearms in public places. In fact, this trend has spilled over to public schools as well as to public transportations.
Some say that opposing this trend is already useless. For one, the proponents have already ignored objections issued by the likes of teacher organizations, medical professionals, university officials, victims of gun violence, and police organizations. The supporters of the Second Amendment, which protects the right of individual to keep and bear Arms, have made it their mission that carrying weapons will remain a significant part of the American Dream.
Instead of fighting it, some are suggesting that as a part of certification requirements, teachers should receive training with the use of firearms and that school boards should allot annual budget for teacher gun purchases. Included in the training would be showing how a single adult can rapidly fire in a space with the presence of active and nervous little pupils, without hitting one of the younger ones that they intend to protect. They say that a guy with bad intentions will think twice about bursting into a classroom when he knows that the teacher is properly trained to use a firearm. Even if he does, the teacher will already be ready to fire a gun and take him down.
They also suggest keeping the gun in plain sight and just educate the parents and kids that the teachers need to do this in order to protect them. Why not use a concealed carry instead? It’s because that teacher can lose time fumbling in a holster or purse for a weapon, enough time for the gun-carrying intruder to do his criminal act.
For schools where guns are allowed, some people strongly suggest developing rules of engagements, where students and teachers will be given a rundown on where and when a need to shoot exists.