Saturday, March 4, 2017

Allowing Guns in Schools is a Bad Idea by Steven Singer - Badass Teachers Association:

Badass Teachers Association: Allowing Guns in Schools is a Bad Idea by Steven Singer:

Allowing Guns in Schools is a Bad Idea

 by Steven Singer

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With all the tweeting about crowd size, he didn’t get around to it. But he may – soon.
Before running for Chief Executive, Trump had been much more moderate on guns. But since then he has echoed the NRA’s official position several times, saying that there are fewer shootings in areas where guns are permitted and that killers target areas prohibiting them.
However, it’s not true. From 2000 to 2013, only one shooting was stopped by an armed civilian. However, during that time, 21 shootings were stopped by unarmed bystanders. Moreover, from January 2009 to July 2015, only 13 percent of mass shootings took place in gun-free zones
The law prohibiting guns in schools (with the exception of mostly law enforcement officers) was signed by Republican President George H. W. Bush in 1990. The law was upheld in 1995 by the U.S. Supreme Court
So for now, it is illegal for unauthorized people to posses firearms inside or around a school


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