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Should teachers carry guns?
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Guns in a school environment will only invite trouble

The presence of guns at school increases the likelihood that a student will get their hands on the gun and cause a tragic accident, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

The Argument

Guns in a school environment would only invite trouble for both teachers and students. Gun-related violence has decreased in K-12 schools that have federal laws that restrict guns within 1,000 feet of the school property. About 25,000 people die each year from firearms-related deaths in the United States.[1]Teachers, and students are not trained in law enforcement, and there is no way to prove that they will handle the situation the right way. Additionally, there is a high probability that having guns in a school environment will mean that the gun will end up in the wrong hands.[2]

Counter arguments

Schools should have access to guns to be ready for any attack. Shooters are more likely to target a place if they know that no one will stop them.[3] The weapon they carry will be no match for the absence of one. There is a need for a defense to stop active shootings, and relying on police officers may be too late.



Rejecting the premises


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