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Should teachers be armed?

In a White House listening session with survivors of gun violence, President Trump said he'd consider a proposal to arm school teachers in order to prevent future massacres. The president said "teachers and coaches... would have a concealed gun on them. They’d go for special training.” Critics say arming teachers will only make the problem worse, and that we must enact real solutions to America's gun violence epidemic. What do you think? 🔫 🏫

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Gun-control advocates are appalled at the idea of arming school teachers. Does the president really think putting the responsibility for stopping school shooters on our overworked, underpaid teachers is a good idea?

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Why is the answer to gun violence always more guns?

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Others say perhaps teachers should be armed, but that should not be the only reform we make.

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Samantha Michaels of Mother Jones points out we already have data about concealed carry: it doesn't work to prevent mass shootings.

The primary rationale for [concealed carry] laws, according to their supporters, is safety: School shooters, they say, are less likely to succeed in their attacks if students and teachers are armed and able to fight back.
But a new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that campus carry laws are unlikely to deter rampage shooters and may in fact lead to more injuries and deaths. 
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Others say teachers could be the good guys with guns that we need in order to prevent these massacres from happening in the future.

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The top law enforcement official in Polk County, Florida says his department has started a program that will train and arm teachers in schools.

Judd said if teachers there were armed, the incident could have had a different outcome.
"We had coaches that ran to stand in front of their students with no gun," he said. "Why not give them a fighting chance?"
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