Argument Essay on the Use of Guns by Teachers in Schools

917 Words Mar 28th, 2013 4 Pages
Parker Bell
English
Period 7
Argument Essay: Reason That Teachers Should Carry Concealed Weapons
Since 2010 there have been thirty-one school shootings in the United States alone (Black). In this past year, the year of 2013, there have already been 8 school shootings in the USA (Black). Eight school shootings in one month. That number is outrageous and not healthy for our students to have the best learning experience. No student deserves to go to school fearing that they may fall victim to violence at their school. I believe that our schools can be made safer by a law being written that teachers should be allowed to carry concealed firearms in school. It is best for teachers to carry firearms to school because it will provide safety to
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While it is impossible for us to change the environment around these students, it is possible for us to arm our teachers so that they may defend themselves and the students that truly wish to learn. Now many would say that in this high crime area, a student may attempt to steal this weapon from the teacher. This is highly improbable since the said weapon will be carried on the teachers person at all times, in a holster, and at the front of the belt so that a student could not pickpocket the weapon. If we had had weapons in the school earlier this year, maybe the amount of dead and injured would be less.
But maybe, just maybe, none of these shootings might have ever happened. If a possible shooter knew that he would be met with an instant response if he attempted to shoot up the school he would most likely back down. We could prevent a single shot from being fired if we merely had these firearms in the schools. A student that might shoot up a school would probably back down if he knew that as soon as he pulled out his gun, dozens of teachers would have theirs pointed at him. And even if a student is crazy enough to try to shoot up a school, he still might back down at the last second, and then we could help the troubled student. Guns hold a certain respect, and even adolescents know that, and this would cause them to respect the weapon

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