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STOP Tennessee's General Assembly from passing legislation giving guns to teachers!
  • Petitioned Tennessee General Assembly

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Tennessee Governor
Tennessee State Senate
Tennessee State House

STOP Tennessee's General Assembly from passing legislation giving guns to teachers!

    1. Demarcus Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Demarcus Jackson

      Lawrenceburg, TN

We need to stop the foolish, gun obsessed conservatives in the TN General Assembly before they make the massacre of our children worse! We The People of Tennessee need to tell our state representatives or senators to shut the heck up---Tennessee Teachers and Educators don't need to be packing guns to school! Allowing teachers to carry guns on campus is dangerous, stupid (and horrific event waiting to happen), and further erodes education in Tennessee. Teachers and children need a safe haven to learn and grow. More guns will not make schools safer.

READ MORE: http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2012/12/18/tennessee-legislators-leading-the-call-to-arm-teachers

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Do Armed Civilians Stop Mass Shooters? Actually, No.

      Demarcus Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      In the wake of the unthinkable massacre in Connecticut, pro-gun ideologues are once again calling for ordinary citizens to arm themselves as a solution to mass shootings. If only the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School had possessed a M-4 assault rifle she could've stopped the killer, they say. This latest twist on a long-running argument isn't just absurd on its face; there is no evidence to support it. READ MORE: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/armed-civilians-do-not-stop-mass-shootings

      Do Armed Civilians Stop Mass Shooters? Actually, No.

      Bar shooting in Winnemucca, Nevada In 2008, a gunman who killed two and wounded two others was taken out by another patron in the bar, who was carrying with a valid permit. But this was no regular Joe with a concealed handgun: The vigilante, who was not charged after authorities determined he'd committed a justifiable homicide, was a US Marine.

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. Teachers with guns is a crazy idea

      Demarcus Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      I wish I were surprised that Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn't see a problem with concealed weapons in schools, but after watching his failed bid for the presidency, the truth is there's very little that man can say that will truly surprise me. READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/19/opinion/granderson-guns-in-schools/index.html

    5. Guns For Teachers Legislation On The Rise In States

      Demarcus Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      State lawmakers across the country are in the process of introducing legislation to allow the arming of teachers, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/guns-for-teachers_n_2324095.html

    6. Tennessee Legislators Leading the Call to Arm Teachers

      Demarcus Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      Less than five days after an elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 first graders and six adults dead — along with the mother of the gunman — a couple of Republican Tennessee legislators are proposing a solution: Our teachers need guns. READ MORE: http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2012/12/18/tennessee-legislators-leading-the-call-to-arm-teachers

      Tennessee Legislators Leading the Call to Arm Teachers

      Less than five days after an elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 first graders and six adults dead - along with the mother of the gunman - a couple of Republican Tennessee legislators are proposing a solution: Our teachers need guns. First, there's Boner Award winner state Sen.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Paul Frost TELFORD, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Teachers, unlike Police Officers and Military Personnel do not have the experience in hostile situations to act properly, field of vision, heartbeat, assessment, logistics, emotions etc. to handle this type of situation. They could actually be the problem and SOME of the teachers I would not trust with a gun and Tennessee gun carrying legislation is so weak almost anyone can carry. Police protection, yes! Teachers with guns, no children or grandchildren I have will go to public school again.

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    • Brittany Hartos RUFFS DALE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      It would make it so much easier for teachers to physically, sexually, and emotionally abuse students if they had guns. "If you tell I'll shoot you." What if one of them actually did start shooting at kids? I have had violent teachers. What if a kid grabbed the gun?

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    • Kenneth Anderson LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      More guns is NOT the answer!!!

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    • Angela Mealy MANLY, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me because it would give the Teachers a way to protect the students and themselves in case some crazy person tried to shoot them.

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    • Sylvester Minutola MANLY, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      More and more every day the haters are escalating the VIOLENCE ! in this country. Teachers have BOOKS!!! not GUNS!!! SECURITY in the schools, ya know Metal Detectors, Cameras, a couple guards. Go to a bank, airport, get some ideas for God sake. NOBODY said to SET UP POTENTIAL SHOOTOUTS IN THE CLASSROOMS!! The collective reasoning becomes more and more something to be desired EVERY day in this country,

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