Read the description. She cried because they refused to ban assault weapons, but if I lived through that it would not have changed my mind. Guns keep people safe. If a teacher had a gun, she would not have needed to see those dead bodies, only Nikolas Cruz's
There is a county/school district in my state that just said due to the Florida school shooting they want to allow licensed teachers to carry their firearms on them at their schools.
I'm not for that at all. There are too many variables and possibilities for something to go wrong.
I have my concealed carry license and I didn't have to take any mandatory training, I just had to pass the NCIS/FBI background check. I had to take it upon myself to go to safety training and to spend time on the range to actually learn to shoot.
If those licensed teachers don't take time to be trained properly, they could do more harm than good in an adrenaline fueled active shooter situation.
The best option is to do like the high schools I attended and have campus police and security guards. The city police had a "campus police" branch/force that had officers at every high school.
It will cost money for more officers, but if it were my county I would be willing to pay more sales tax or property tax to have trained security at schools.
They won't necessarily "have high training" unless that is put into law. I know that when Trump spoke about it he mentioned the teachers/coaches having proper training and/or already having experience with weapons. But I haven't heard anything like that in the news about the county I mentioned in my earlier post. Just having a gun on your person doesn't make you "armed and dangerous" it only makes you dangerous because you are only armed when you know how to use the gun properly and safely.
I don't like a lot of legislation where it is not necessary. However, since I know that many people will not take the initiative to be properly trained if they have no previous training/experience I would only be behind teachers carrying in schools if the legislation that allowed it also required them to be trained and certified in gun use/safety and first aid. Simply having a concealed carry license like any other law abiding citizen shouldn't be enough. Using "getting qualified" as an extra criteria would keep more teachers from "just carrying" their gun so only those who were really serious about safety would go through the process.
I am all for veterans guarding schools even more so than extra law enforcement.
If the NRA was the hunting lodge then I would have no problem, go shoot deer or rabbits with your rifle, but they want auto and semi auto weapons to still be legally available and they only have one use and that is to kill.
If they said, ban all these guns but let us keep our hunting rifles, cross bows or the like then I would defend them, but they want all guns, all the time, in all areas.