Legislators in Idaho have voted to allow teachers to carry firearms on school grounds. The measure is taken in an attempt combat school shootings. Already, a professor from Idaho shot himself in the foot in front of a class full of students.
The professor was legally permitted to carry a concealed weapon on campus. His students were shocked, however, when the weapon accidentally discharged while in his pocket. None of the students were injured, thankfully.
Idaho isn’t the only state that is looking to allow teachers to go to work armed. Other states are seemingly desperate to bow to the gun lobby’s agenda.
Media Matters has found that even though the idea of teachers carrying guns on campus is becoming increasingly popular, the idea that it will make schools safer is constantly being undermined:
There is no evidence that teachers carrying guns will prevent future school shooting incidents. According to an analysis of 62 mass shootings that took place in the United States over the last 30 years – including all school mass shootings – not a single one was stopped by an armed civilian. Mass shootings at schools have even occurred where schools have armed guards. During the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School, an armed security guard twice exchanged fire with the gunmen, only to be overwhelmed by superior firepower. The Virginia Tech massacre, which left 32 dead and 17 wounded in 2007, occurred even though the school had an accredited police force with an emergency response team that operated “like a SWAT team.”
In reality, arming teachers will likely make campuses less safe and more difficult to police. There’s little evidence that arming teachers will help protect students.
For more on this, read the article from Addicting Info titled: “Idaho Arms Teachers; Teacher Shoots Himself In Foot On First Week Of Classes.”