Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:34:16 PM
After the Newtown school shooting, most of us are faced with a horrible awakening about the modern world. One that we would like to change. Every year school shootings and mass murders occur internationally. Would the outcome have been different if the school staff had been in possession of concealed weapons?
The Second Amendment, or Amendment II, of the United States Constitution is the amendment and the section that says that people have the right to keep and bear arms. I believe that school staff members should be able to have concealed weapons in the classrooms. If this was the situation, the shooter would be brought down faster, maybe even before the police got there.
Though some teachers may not be comfortable carrying weapons, it would be better for the safety of the entire school; children, faculty, and all. But before being handed a gun, staff should go through a proper gun training course(s). The students and parents shouldn’t be informed that the staff is carrying a concealed gun, as they may question the safety of the life of their children and themselves.
All in all, the schools would be much safer and protected against shooters and violators entering the school facility. Teachers and staff carrying concealed weapons should be seriously considered.