Teachers and Firearms, Final.docx

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In addition, the military training always encompass on a handsome of events and programs and therefore even if the teachers were trained and coached on the way to use guns effectively in times of attacks, it will definitely be very hard for them to acquire the necessary skills that are required for an individual to survive during a fire exchange in case of an attack. It requires lots of emotional intelligence as well as physical and additional training as it requires more than the knowledge taking down a professional gunman who at times may end up being a neighbor or a familiar person (Weatherby, p.119). Also, the presence of a gun regardless of the trust that the gun holder has never made people feel secure but instead technically creates a sense of distrust and fear. School kids have the experienced different violence and harms by either using the firearms virtually or practically hence relating to what may happen in case the gun holders become aggressive. Providing a teacher with a gun aggravates the gap that exists between them and the students. Also, some of the students are very provocative and would therefore whether intentionally or unintentionally evoke such aggressiveness of the armed instructor with their behaviors which are sometimes inevitable as well as good for the cognitive growth of the children (Winston). In an economic perspective, it is more rational for the schools to increase the security guards in the learning institutions relative to the supply of guns to the tutors which must hence be trained on their ethics as well as their terms of usage. Although technically the manufacturing industry for the guns would realize enormous profits from such a supply, the government will feel a very great pinch through having all the teachers trained, most of whom will take longer time to learn on their application (Minshew, p.133). There is also no law that guarantees the
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Surname 8 carrying of guns by the teachers and hence such an action will create uncertainty when it comes to the effectiveness of the law. It is quite easy to have a guard stay armed always as compared to having a teacher stay close to their concealed weapons and firearms. The United States is being condemned for having more than average firearms since with a population of about 350 million, there are over 300 million guns in circulation and hence having every teacher possess a gun would be a burden to such a menace. It is worth to note that the possession of guns does not play any role in the reduction of the probability of being attacked or the moderation of the damage that is caused. Most of the attackers are hardcore criminals who gave great experience in the system and hence may never be scared by the presence of guns. These armed attackers are always very ready for fire exchanges and hence they might be motivated by the knowledge that their opponent will be a teacher who is an untrained firearm holder to carry out attacks instead of barring and preventing them (Weatherby, p.119). These groups which include criminal gangs and terrorists have always
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