Poll: Teacher's carrying

Poll: Teacher's carrying

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  • Yes, anytime, anywhere

    313 89.68%
  • Yes, at college/university level only

    8 2.29%
  • Yes, at high school level or above

    15 4.30%
  • Yes, at jr high level or above (not elementary)

    9 2.58%
  • Yes, but only outside of school hours (no kids around)

    1 0.29%
  • NO. Too tricky. Teachers don't want the liability.

    3 0.86%
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    Question Poll: Teacher's carrying

    Okay, I know that the laws differ, but if YOU could set the laws, would you allow teachers to carry concealed? Your comments will be appreciated.

    Yes, absolutely.
    Yes, but only at the college/university level
    Yes, but only high school level or above
    Yes, but only jr high level or above (no elementary)
    Yes, but only after hours when no kids are around.
    No, too many things could go wrong and the teacher doesn't want the liability.
    Last edited by sciencegal29; April 17th, 2009 at 03:50 PM. Reason: Left one choice out
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    Yes.
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    All should be able to,

    although, I would definitely think elementary and even middle school teachers should be required to take a bit more courses in proper handling of situations
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    Let the schools decide. Not the legislature. It is no business of the legislature to decide what free people do as long as they're not harming anyone.

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    In principle I am fine with teacher's carrying. But, I would hope that those who choose to carry in school would be very discrete and they should have to have the gun on their person. No purses, drawers, or other places.
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    All of them should open carry. I bet that would cut down on all kinds of stuff.
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    thats all you need, is your harda$$ gym teacher yelling at you with a 45 strapped to his waist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speve View Post
    thats all you need, is your gym teacher yelling at you with a 45 strapped to his waist
    LOL. I had a couple gym teachers like that. Good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    In principle I am fine with teacher's carrying. But, I would hope that those who choose to carry in school would be very discrete and they should have to have the gun on their person. No purses, drawers, or other places.
    That was my thought as well.
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    Yes.

    I would prefer that the responsible adult that is teaching my 9 year-old also had the ability to protect her if it were to come to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speve View Post
    thats all you need, is your harda$$ gym teacher yelling at you with a 45 strapped to his waist

    Back in my day, my gym teacher carried an arrow. Yes, that's what I said, an arrow (we used to do archery in the gymnasium, for real.). You got out of line, he smacked you across your legs with it.

    As for school carry by teachers. YES.

    Just think what the outcome at Columbine may have been if a legally armed and qualified teacher carrying could have done to stop the carnage.
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    I voted yes; anytime, anywhere.

    As for actual practicality, I see teachers of kindergarten and younger elementary grades having problems since they spend a lot of time bending over, sitting on the floor, etc. But just because it might be difficult, doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed the option!

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    YES! However, I would require specific training for those who do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    In principle I am fine with teacher's carrying. But, I would hope that those who choose to carry in school would be very discrete and they should have to have the gun on their person. No purses, drawers, or other places.
    Now that's some wisdom I could agree with.

    I would also like to know that a teacher of young children would be able to defend them should it come to that. But I would also like to know that they had taken CC seriously enough to get some good training. Training like you see on "The Best Defense" TV show or like they have at some of the more respected tactical training centers.

    Then make that public knowledge. That would give the BGs pause. Not only could they come up against a person with a CCW -- they would be assured that if they did that person would be well-trained.
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    I voted yes, but I have to qualify that answer. Yes only if they are properly licensed to carry a concealed weapon. If they do not have a permit to carry then I would have to say no.

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