NC Teachers Say No to Guns in School…Kinda


I teach. I have already said I would carry. I don’t want to, or look forward to it, but some things you do. Protecting kids is one of them.  I’d like to never be a sitting duck. I don’t want my students to die.

I’m angry at the teachers who say they “do anything for my students” but would let them die in an active shooter scenario.

The News and Observer took a statewide poll.

The Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 people dead has ignited a national debate about whether schools would be safer if teachers carry guns. But 78 percent of North Carolina educators say it’s a bad idea, according to an Elon University/News & Observer/Charlotte Observer poll.

And they are entitled to their opinion. How about the poll conducted by the state superintendent?

In an informal online survey of teachers conducted by [State Schools Superintendent Mark] Johnson, only 25 percent said they wanted to carry a gun at school and 40 percent said they’d support having some teachers and administrators gain access to firearms if they had extra training. But critics have questioned the survey, which drew more than 20,000 responses, because the survey link was made public, meaning non-teachers could participate.

The software detected my attempt to vote twice.

I eventually  voted twice, by shifting from Chrome to Explorer.   I could have voted a lot more. The Artisan Craft Blog has lots of computers.

Wait? 25 percent were willing to carry and 40% said they wanted staff to have access?

That’s almost a tenth!

One of the TV stations ran the numbers and determined that it would cost millions to arm every teacher. Yeah. It would be too expensive to do the thing NOBODY wants to do.

There’s a lot of willful stupidity here. If 40% think it’s a good idea for well trained staff to have access to a gun in an emergency…[and does anybody want untrained staff to have guns?] then that sounds like something to talk about.

I’d like to never be a sitting duck. I’m angry at the teachers who say they “do anything for my students” but would let them die in an active shooter scenario.

 

 

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4 Responses to NC Teachers Say No to Guns in School…Kinda

  1. gmhowell says:

    Any news organization that prints the results of an open, internet poll, is suspect.

    On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 6:28 PM, The Artisan Craft Blog — Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey wrote:

    > Dave Alexander (formerly ukuleledave) posted: “I teach. I have already > said I would carry. I don’t want to, or look forward to it, but some things > you do. Protecting kids is one of them. I’d like to never be a sitting > duck. I don’t want my students to die. I’m angry at the teachers who say > they “do ” >

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  2. Rain says:

    I, for one, do not want teachers or staff who don’t want to carry to be forced to, however, I’m all for allowing those teachers or staff who already have training and permits and their own guns to carry them at school.
    I’m not saying ARM ALL TEACHERS FACULTY AND STAFF!!!11!!
    I’m saying, get rid of the restrictions that prohibit those who choose to from arming themselves…

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  3. JorgXMcKie says:

    If they say they would “do anything” to protect their students yet don’t even want their trained colleagues to have guns at school, then obviously they don’t really believe there’s any danger of a shooting at their school.

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