Letter: It’s not really about arming the teachers in our schools

Letter: It’s not really about arming the teachers in our schools



I agree with the many passionate arguments I’ve heard against arming teachers. But I must point out that arming teachers is not a serious proposal, but is instead an attempt to change the subject.

When NFL players took a knee to protest police mistreatment of black people, the same tactic was used to make it about disrespect for veterans and the flag. We must refuse to let ourselves be distracted from the important issues: banning assault-style weapons, broadening background checks, restoring the Center for Disease Control's ability to analyze gun violence as a health issue and rolling back the National Rifle Association's political influence.

It's not about arming teachers and never will be.

John Merkel

Westerly


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