By Greg Camp
Fayetteville, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Department of Education is considering a program to buy guns for teachers. This is not a statement that I ever imagined that I could make until recently, but such are the times in which we live.
These times do not include an increase in school shootings, it’s important to note. The impression that media headlines give us to the contrary, the risk of being shot at school now is about a fifth of what it was in the 1990s. The research is also slim on the question of whether media celebration—and there’s no other word that describes the coverage so well—of mass shootings inspires more of them, though that is at least a possibility.
It’s still early days with regard to the proposal, though there is a lot to think carefully about before a good decision could be made.
For one thing, while I am certainly a supporter of the right to carry firearms in public, a right that I exercise myself, I have to acknowledge that elementary and secondary schools present challenges that must be attended to. Teachers on those levels are acting in …Read the Rest