Teachers Should Be Allowed to Carry Weapons

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Of all the places in the world, you would think that a school is the safest place for a child to be. Sometimes this isn’t the case. In this speech, I will talk to you about how allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons will be a good idea. I will talk about the advantages of allowing teachers to carry a concealed weapon, how allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons is helping other countries, and why Gun-Free zones aren’t working. Let’s start with the advantages of allowing teachers to carry a concealed weapon. There are three main advantages for allowing teachers to carry a concealed weapon. The three advantages are casualties will be reduced if you could take down the shooter quickly before the shooter kills any more people, teachers can be a tremendous deterrent to crime, and teachers can help stop another school shooting for example, Columbine or Virginia Tech. Let’s start with the first advantage. Casualties will be reduced if you could take down the shooter quickly before the shooter kills any more people. An armed teacher provides more immediate protection for the students than a police officer on the phone. It will take probably 5-10 minutes before the police will even get there. That is too much time for the shooter to do whatever he wants. So, if some teachers were carrying a gun, they could take down the shooter quickly before more damage is done. The second advantage is that teachers can be a tremendous deterrent to crime. With the proper training they can be. If police officers can be trained in a responsible manner for the uses of a deadly force, so can teachers. Proper training is the key. As I said if my first speech, there was an article in the New York Times stating that there is a tiny town in Texas that is allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons. The Superintendent David Thweat is the one that pushed for the policy to allow teachers to carry a concealed weapon. He is quoted for saying that, “Our people don’t want their children...
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