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Read part 1 here. This article is intended to make a logic driven argument, supported by evidence and reason, that teachers, faculty and administrators should be allowed to take individual accountability for their safety, and the safety of those in their classrooms. Those terms are not synonymous in this context.
In that regard I am qualified to speak, and that is the only topic discussed in this article. I am a college professor. I am a parent of small children who I drop off at school daily. I care a great deal about my students. I understand this issue, much more than most. I take it seriously.
I am also a firearm instructor and armed security guard instructor, who has spent the last decade running one of the largest civilian firearm training companies in America, instructing overpeople in nearly 30 states in our training courses. I understand many others, roughly half of our country, feel differently than I do about this issue, and have different backgrounds than I do.
Cognitive bias and confirmation bias are real. We all want to hear viewpoints that agree with us, and that includes me.
I will not use intentionally inflammatory language, nor will I make reference to any political parties or cast mass judgments.
Our society is beginning to view screaming at someone with differing views, in an attempt to silence them, as acceptable discourse. We must be better than that. Please consider what I have written below, and respond with your thoughts.
I will welcome hearing differing, civil, views.
Related Gun Control Argument: Guns have no place in education. A teacher is more likely to harm a student than stop a bad guy. Argument in Support of Synopsis: The right to self-preservation, that is the right to defend oneself from violent attack, is the most fundamental right any human being has.
After all, if your life may be taken from you then what good is a right to vote, or a right to speak, or a right to marry? As with all fundamental rights, the right to self-preservation is also an individual right.
The individual right status means, just as I cannot be compelled to forfeit my right to vote to the government to vote in my stead, or my right to speak to the government to speak in my stead, I should not be compelled to outsource my individual right to personal protection to the government.
I can, of course, voluntarily choose to forfeit any of my rights, but I should not be compelled to do so. Like all rights, however, my right to self-preservation is not limitless. There are reasonable, limited, restraints placed on all constitutional rights. Knowing this, educators like myself should be entitled to one of two things.
Anything less than the above is a violation of the fundamental rights of those who work in education. You cannot strip millions of Americans of their right to defend themselves, and provide no alternative to ensure their safety.
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This is part two of a five-part article series discussing the merits of, and debunking, arguments in favor of further gun control. Read part 1 here. Preface: This article is intended to make a logic driven argument, supported by evidence and reason, that teachers, faculty and administrators.