By now everyone has heard about the tragedy that has taken place in Parkland, Florida regarding the shooting death of 17 people. The bright side that has developed, if anything regarding this incident can be considered bright, is the way the students have reacted. Students from the school and all around the country have taken a stand against gun violence and have called for tougher gun restrictions. After hearing their cries and the horror stories from these children you would assume the adults in charge would act to easy these children’s fears. But no, the response that is given is to inject more guns into the situation by arming teachers and other school staff members.
One of my concerns regarding arming teachers and school staff is how will this affect black school children. Recently, we have seen police come into schools and physically assault black children, we seen teachers assault black children and teachers have been discovered to have an affiliation with hate groups, alt-right groups, or white supremacy groups. Now they are talking about arming the same people who hate our children, it is bad enough they maybe miseducating our children now you are giving them a license to kill. For those who believe the teachers are only to use their guns in a situation such as a mass shooting or when the lives of the student are in jeopardy remember threats they may be life-threatening are subjective. People must remember Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, they were perceived as threats by their killers or at least that what their killers said. So, what happens when a teacher perceives a student is a threat and shoots a child? We know if this happens more than likely the child shot will be a child of color. Now people when say if there is another mass shooting won’t it be better than the teachers are armed. I just read a stat that trained police officers when shooting hit their targets 34% of the time. With what will the percentage of teachers be? The shots the miss the intended target, what will they hit? So now I children may be casualties of friendly fire.
There is absolutely no need for people to have assault weapons, police departments, and military personnel believe assault weapons should not be in the possession. So, people must understand that money trumps their children lives. As gun manufacture you make and sell several different guns so why make assault rifles. I do not have the proof, but I am willing to bet that the manufacturing of AR-15 rifles have increased since they have become the weapon of choice by mass shooters. If I am right that means they the gun manufacturers are profiting off the deaths and are betting, there will be more