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Offline Elderberry

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Is Arming Teachers Practical?
« on: June 04, 2023, 11:00:34 am »
Powerline 6/2/2023

The Rand Corporation conducted a nationwide survey of nearly 1,000 teachers, which is reported on by Catrin Wigfall. Most teachers are liberals these days–no surprise, given the far-left orientation of universities’ education programs and the teachers’ unions. So 54% of Rand’s respondents said they thought arming teachers would make schools less safe.

When asked whether they would choose to carry a firearm if their school implemented a program where teachers could be armed, 19 percent of teachers overall said yes. Although a clear minority, this share nevertheless translates into roughly 550,000 teachers nationally with interest in personally carrying firearms.

If a “shooter” hungry for media glory thought that one teacher in five was carrying a gun, he most likely would go somewhere other than a school to carry out his rampage. I conclude that arming teachers is an eminently practical–and virtually cost-free–way to deter school shootings.

Offline PeteS in CA

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Re: Is Arming Teachers Practical?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2023, 12:50:08 pm »
Whatever their exact motive, would-be shooters are risk-averse. The recent Trans-shooter chose Covenant because she knew their security was lacking. Had she known one in five or six staff at the school would be armed, she would have picked a softer target.
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