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A special committee within the Mississippi State Senate has passed a bill, which will allow teachers and staff members inside the state’s public and private schools to be armed.
According to WREG-TV, a CBS-affiliated local news station based in Memphis, Tennessee, Mississippi’s Senate Judiciary Committee is now one step closer to converting this controversial bill into law.
The measure outlined in this bill has the full backing of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, America’s most powerful gun lobby. Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s Republican Lieutenant Governor fully supports this bill and has voiced his satisfaction.
“The safety of our students while in the classroom should never be in question, but that is not a given in today’s schools, unfortunately,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said in a statement after this bill passed in the committee. “By allowing more school staff to receive proper training on how to respond to immediate threats, I hope we can avoid the tragedies we’ve seen on campuses around the country and in Mississippi,” he continued.
Opponents of the bill have listed a variety of reasons why arming teachers and staff members in a place of learning among our nation’s children is not a good idea. For starters, in an actual and active situation with a school shooter, armed teachers set the stage for so many things to go wrong.
What if an armed teacher is mistaken for a criminal by law enforcement officers who are working an active school shooting scene? Also, there are major concerns about the safety of black students who will be supervised by armed white teachers.
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