--Louanne Johnson (Dangerous Minds)
Thomas Massie and John Lott support the proposition that teachers who carry guns help keep students safe. This proposition is intuitive to me. As Lott discusses, it is also supported by both reason and empirical evidence.
Obviously, some people disagree. Some parents adamantly oppose sending their students to schools where teachers carry. Some teachers oppose the idea too..@JohnRLottJr makes several excellent points. Just plain common sense. “Armed teachers can save student lives – Don’t leave children defenseless against school shooters.”https://t.co/I6X4Bw9NDS— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) April 30, 2019
As we've discussed before, however, this does not put school safety policy at an impasse. In unhampered markets for school security, solutions would arise to cater to various market segments. For those who prefer learning environments with armed instructors, entrepreneurial solutions would arise to meet that demand. For those who prefer gun-free learning environments, supply would surely surface to satisfy that segment as well.
No policy-by-force is necessary. Let people decide what is best for them. In freely functioning markets there is room for a diversity of viewpoints. That capacity for diversity helps build tolerance for opposing viewpoints.