Children in our schools already are subject to the fear of an unknown stranger coming onto campus and shooting them. They should not be subject to unnecessary fear of teachers having access to them in the classrooms. Having guns in the classrooms leaves them open to access by children and possible misuse by teachers against children. Children need protection, and teachers, even if trained on how to use a gun, are not skilled enough to make tactical decisions on when deadly force should be used. Protect our students and sign the petition so this law does not get introduced to be passed. If you give teachers guns, you may as well give the guns to the students. Fighting guns by arming teachers with guns should never be the answer when it comes to the classroom.
Our school administrators need to take the burden and rectify the issue by providing real and viable oversight into making sure those we entrust our children to each day do their job by securing the school site and verifying those who wish to enter the campus. Arming our teachers with guns is sending the message that violence for violence is right and gives too many open opportunities for errors. Teachers are liable to use them against students they deem unruly, or even worse, a child may gain access to it.
Please we urge you to not consider this law and to NOT supply guns to our teachers in California.
Secure our schools without the use of deadly weapons.