Carson: Kindergarten Teachers Should Have Access to Guns
Ben Carson has a brilliant idea that will solve school shootings all over the country. He wants to arm teachers, especially those who oversee kindergarten classes.
Somehow it seems like a bad idea to arm teachers and provide them with permission to shoot anyone they deem a threat. Our society is already turning on police officers. Imagine how chaotic the first accidental school shooting would be in a program like this.
Regardless, Carson stands by his claims.
“If I had a little kid in kindergarten somewhere, I would feel much more comfortable if I knew on that campus there was a police officer or somebody who was trained with a weapon,” Carson said in an interview for USA Today’s Capital Download released Tuesday.
“If the teacher was trained in the use of that weapon and had access to it, I would be much more comfortable if they had one than if they didn’t,” Carson added.
The Hill reports:
That is similar to what the National Rifle Association advocated following the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six educators dead. After that shooting, the gun group called for trained and armed security guards at schools.
Gun violence returned to the national conversation last week when a man shot and killed nine people at a community college in Oregon.
Earlier Tuesday, during a Fox News interview, Carson suggested that if he were in the situation at the community college, he would have confronted the gunman.
He also spoke in the USA Today interview of reversing his support for a ban on assault weapons after “getting more into the history of this country and the history of other countries.”
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