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Arm me with books, not guns: Arming teachers is a bad idea

The idea that more guns will equate to less gun violence does not seem like sound logic, yet this is the idea put forth by those who suggest that arming teachers is an apt solution to the crisis of school shootings.

In 2012, following the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre said, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Trump endorsed the same sentiment, tweeting that “Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Shootings will not...