The 2011 number of FTE teachers included 3.3 million public school teachers and 0.4 million private school teachers. Among full-time and part-time public school teachers in 2007–08, some 76 percent of public school teachers were female (better learn to shoot fast). How many more guns in circulation would that mean at a time when the country is trying to do the exact opposite? Another statistic says that 83% of teachers are white. What kind of racial riots will that set us up for? I do not need to remind you recent and not so recent American History.
I am sure the above questions would find some answers in a 2,000+ page unreadable legislative bill, but the million dollar question would remain: What measures would be put in place to prevent the students from getting a hold of a teacher's gun and going on a rampage? Even if as just a prank, you all know it will happen some day. What kind of a blame and legal circus would that provoke even if there is no shooting? How much disruption to the already battered American school system?
This story reminds us that even teachers can be identity thieves, sexual predators, pedophiles or other criminals. Just because they have a license to teach that does not make them saints. So are we just going to give them guns to increase their temptations to go rogue and use them as a tool?