According to a Rasmussen poll, 59 percent of adults with elementary or secondary aged school children are in favor of a proposal that incentivizes teachers and school personnel to carry guns in school, as reported by MRCTV.
In another Rasmussen poll, of American adults both with and without kids, 48 percent do not support allowing trained school faculty to carry weapons on school grounds. However, it’s a close debate, because 43 percent are in favor of the plan.
With the unfortunate school tragedies taking place across the country, it’s no surprise that parents are considering the possible usefulness of gun protection on school premises.
Of those that have school-aged children, virtually three-out-of-four parents “say they’d feel a lot better sending their kids to a school that at least has armed security guards,” according to MRCTV.
Some parents are still unsure of allowing guns in schools, with 21 percent of adults with school-aged children saying they would feel safer if their child attended a school that did not permit school faculty to use guns.
Only 32 percent of Americans believe it’s possible to make schools entirely safe against violence.
In an interview with CNN, Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland school shooting victim Meadow Pollack, talks about training teachers to use weapons as a line of defense during school shootings. He tells others to send their children to a gun-free school if they don’t like the idea of having their kids at a school with armed faculty.
Father of Florida school shooting victim Meadow Pollack to people against arming teachers: “This is America and it’s freedom of choice… if you don’t want a teacher… with a gun at your school, you go to a gun-free school zone.” https://t.co/zso2H16u9U pic.twitter.com/BBD8xAyJ4x
— CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2018
The debate on arming school personnel to protect children is far from over, but it seems that parents are progressively becoming more comfortable with this idea of school protection.