Policing Matters Podcast: A renewed debate about arming teachers

Jim and Doug discuss whether or not American schools should remain “gun free zones”


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Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, there have been renewed calls for arming teachers who qualify mentally, emotionally and physically to carry a concealed firearm.

Any such program would require careful vetting, police training, and constant re-evaluation of the people and the program itself. There would need to be budget put aside for everything from the guns and ammo to the administration of the program. That having been said, three states are now considering legislation to allow teachers to be armed. The president has called for arming teachers and has the power by executive fiat to make it happen.

In this podcast , Jim and Doug discuss whether or not American schools should remain "gun-free" zones.

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