The day of the Sandy Hook shooting, a petition was written to the Obama administration calling for a gun in every classroom. One week later, on December 21st, it was delivered to the White House with 9300 signatures. It said this:
"If teachers and principals are armed and trained to defend themselves during a school attack there would be fewer casualties and less attempts to attack schools. . . . . It is time we gave our teachers the ability to defend themselves and stop pretending like a door buzzer is enough of a defense. Take a stand for school safety. Arm the teachers and principals today. A gun in every classroom will protect our students from massacres like the one in CT today."
On December28th, the day the news showed free shooting classes for elementary school teachers in Utah: I created this petition: "TAGS: teachers against guns in schools"
It calls for national legislation that prohibits teachers, administrators and staff from possessing firearms within school buildings.
It still has only 1950 signatures.
That is, for every person that has signed to keep guns out of classrooms, 6 have signed to make them mandatory in classrooms. We know the NRA has money. But we have a majority. All the polls indicate that 80% of people are opposed to arming our teachers.
Please help to raise our voice against the gun lobby.