In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the idea of arming teachers in order to help prevent such tragedies began to gain some traction. It was a polarizing idea, but one that enjoyed the support of many Republicans, including President Trump. Now, the Florida Senate has decided to back the idea as well by passing a bill that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons while performing their job.
The rationale behind arming teachers is simple; if the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, we need good guys with guns in the places where mass shootings have been most common. However, those who oppose arming teachers have argued that it will make schools even more unsafe and create a violent, hostile environment.
There is some truth to the idea that needing to arm our teachers is not ideal. However, we don’t live in an ideal world. The threat of school shooters is real, and it’s a threat that cannot be stopped with signs that read “gun free zone” — psychotic criminals do not care.
Fox News has more below.
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