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Armed Preachers and Teachers: Good Idea?

A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think?

A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
new Georgia gun law that goes into effect Tuesday opens the door for teachers and staff to carry guns on campus. 

School districts are empowered to build new policies arming teachers. Instead, they've flatly rejected the idea and are standing by bans on weapons, according to an Associated Press report.

What do you think? Do we need to start arming teachers and school staff? Tell us in the comments section below!

School districts are relying on police officers and building security to keep the bad guys out, according to Mark Scott, superintendent of the Houston County School District. "The risk far outweighed the benefit," Scott told the AP.

The new law also makes it possible for guns in more businesses and churches, as well as public spaces like libraries.

Library director Alison Weissinger told NPR that patrons will be able to walk into libraries with guns out, and no questions asked. "You ... can't walk up to him and say, 'Mr. Patron, do you have a carry permit for that weapon?' You can't do that," she said.

Will Georgia's new gun law catch on in other states or in Congress? What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below!

Natassia Grover July 01, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Drewboo, why don't you look up the statistics on innocent bystanders being shot by police vs. armed law-abiding citizens? I am far less likely to shoot you than a nervous LEO who is trained to shoot first and ask questions afterwards. Most armed citizens who have pulled their weapons did not squeeze the trigger to end a violent altercation.
Natassia Grover July 01, 2014 at 02:54 PM
I also can't believe that you are saying a woman cannot be nurturing while also armed. Unbelievable.
Brent Seeger July 01, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supporters and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 01, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though. Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
Tonnia Cousins Blount July 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Omg!!!!!!!

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