Florida lawmakers are trying to push forward ineffective solutions like expanding the guardian program to now include arming teachers in the classroom, despite the fact that there is no evidence that this program is working.
We all want to feel safe in our communities, including in our schools, but far too often we're unable to because of gun violence. This year we've had enough. We deserve better. Send a message to your lawmakers to oppose arming teachers.
Send your message to lawmakers today:
As a resident of Florida, I oppose any measures that would expand the guardian program to include arming teachers.
Putting more guns in schools is not the answer to reduce gun violence. Arming teachers is dangerous, and there is no evidence to suggest it protects students or school personnel. Instead, you should be pushing for effective measures that would reduce gun violence, like closing the background check loophole by requiring background checks on all gun sales in Florida.
Furthermore, there is an overwhelming body of evidence indicating that arming teachers would put children at risk and would impede the response of law enforcement to an active shooter incident.
Please oppose any measures that would arm school teachers and instead pass a law to require criminal background checks on all gun sales.