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Lawmaker Whose Son Survived School Shooting: Arm Teachers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Colorado lawmaker whose son attends Arapahoe High School says the school's recent shooting "validated" why he believes teachers should carry guns. ...

The Armed Teachers Movement Stumbles

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri state Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed...

Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.

Should Teachers Pack Heat?

The Tampa Tribune | Rob Shaw | Posted 05.18.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Your child's third-grade teacher might be packing more than a lesson plan in the classroom if a bill designed to make schools safer becomes l...

School Employee Accidentally Shot During District-Sponsored Gun Class

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

An employee at a Texas public school was accidentally shot on Wednesday during a district-sponsored handgun safety class, KLTV reports. According t...

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Education Secretary Duncan: Teachers Don't Want To Work In 'Armed Camps'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who say that teachers want to carry weapons are just pushing "a marketing opportunity," according to U.S. Secretary of Education ...

GOP Plan: 'A Recipe For Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Do Okies want schoolteachers to carry guns? Not the ones we're hearing from. Almost 200 Oklahoma residents responded to a HuffPost email survey thi...

18 States Already Allow Guns In Schools With Few Restrictions

Posted 03.17.2013 | Education

In the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre, a number of state lawmakers' proposals to fight school gun violence by arming teachers have been met w...

Texas Lt. Gov. Wants State To Pay To Arm, Train Teachers

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to g...

Attention Teachers: Would Looser Gun Laws Make You Quit Your Job?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

If you work as a teacher, we want to know: would more permissive gun laws make you look for another job? Hundreds of current and former teachers ha...

In the Instant: Guns and the Irrational Perception of Risk

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

That image of a home intruder is terrifying. Many people arm themselves in response to it, ignoring clear data that weapons at home put the armed homeowner and his family at far greater risk of injury from a momentarily furious spouse or a curious child.

Thoughts From 'A Good Guy With a Gun'

Dani Meier | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education
Dani Meier

As someone who has worked in K-12 schools and colleges for a quarter century, let me suggest a few reasons why bringing my gun to school is not the answer to gun violence in America.

11 People Who Want More Guns In Schools

Katy Hall | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

As some lawmakers call for real gun control reform in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, others are proposing a different strategy to curb school violen...

Gun Advocate Calls For Armed Teachers, Janitors In Illinois Schools

Posted 12.20.2012 | Chicago

One of Illinois' most outspoken gun ownership advocates on Monday said he hoped that, in response to the Newtown grade school massacre, state legislat...

Gun Advocate: Armed Teachers Could Have Minimized Shooting Tragedy

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.15.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Steve Dulan, a board member for the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners who is supporting a state bill that would allow concealed weapons in ...