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Even in pro-gun states, bid to arm teachers stalls

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    April 9, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    There are certain qualities and characteristics that individuals have that go into the military and police force type jobs. That was not put on the job description for teachers today or in the past. Will that mean that teachers who don't qualify to hold, operate and use a gun proficiently will not be qualified to teach? This will be another thing the Charter and Private schools can use to disqualify public school teachers who are the majority of teachers in the United States of America. This will not increase the learning of children if every teacher has a weapon in the classroom. We have to reevaluate this process. Will teachers be required to go on bivouac too and cook meals on an open stove every three months to qualify to use their weapon in the prone, standing and other positions around corners and down the hallways?

    It is not just shooting a weapon at a fixed target that qualifies people in a defensive mode. Those can't be met with the time teachers have to spend hourly to educate and be trained themselves in just school practices.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 8, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    Gee, can we hope that common sense is actually found in some places?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    April 8, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    I don't even want to go into why arming teachers is bad idea...

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    April 8, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    Could common sense possible prevail!