Free Gun Classes for Killeen Teachers — Is It a Good Idea? [POLL]
Gun control is a hot topic these days. States all over the U.S. are proposing new laws and many people are speaking out for and against gun use after the shooting in Sandy Hook. Lots of people think we should arm teachers, or at least have armed guards at our schools.
You might have heard that a man in Killeen is offering free gun classes to teachers, school staff, and daycare workers.
I don't think it's a good idea because I don't think you would be able to keep guns out of the hands of kids. They'll always find a way.
One of the teachers at a local school, who happens to be a member of the NRA (like Jack, who says "when's the last time a gun walked into a school and shot somebody?") agrees with me. He told the Killeen Daily Herald:
“I served in two combat zones, and even the most highly trained, professional soldiers can make mistakes,” said Bass, who spent 21 years in the U.S. Army before becoming a teacher.
“If you allow teachers with minimum training to carry weapons in their schools, it’s almost inevitable that mistakes are going to happen."
What do you think? Vote in our poll and let us know if you think this is a good idea.