Act Now on SB 7030/HB7093! Don't Arm Teachers!

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21 hours ago

League of Women Voters of Florida

#SB7030 will be heard on the Senate floor NOW. Take 10 minutes to make calls. Tell these Senators to listen to students and #DontArmTeachers!

📞 Bill Galvano (850) 487-5021
📞 Lauren Book (850) 487-5032
📞 Manny Diaz (850) 487-5036
📞 Travis Hutson (850) 487-5007
📞 Tom Lee (850) 487-5020
📞 Debbie Mayfield (850) 487-5017
📞 Tom Wright (850) 487-5014

League of Women Voters of Florida
Take action NOW! The bill that would allow the arming of Florida's (public) school teachers (SB 7030) is now on the Senate floor. Our teachers have said they do not want to be armed. Our students have said they do not want their teachers to be armed. The only people who should have access to firearms on campus are highly-trained law enforcement officers. This bill hits the Senate floor, TOMORROW, April 17th. Contact key legislators: stopsb7030.com
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1. Florida Law makers did take the curriculum away from teachers. They thought the knew better an they were WRONG. To make the problem worse, they could not, did not admit and rectify their mistake. 2. NO ONE is going to force ANY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE to carry a weapon. 3. Read the Parkland MSD H S report. it will answer this question. If you have not read the report maybe you should not comment on the issue. 4. Your data on law enforcement arriving at a shooting seen helps to prove the argument that, an armed and trained person with a weapon ON SITE will be able to react immediately. Again...read the Parkland MSD H S report. 5.Weapons kept by a school employee that roams the school, MSD H S had 8 such people, would keep their weapon on their person, IF THEY WANTED TO BE ARMED IN THE FIRST PLACE. Not everyone has the temperament or desire to own and or use a deadly weapon and that is not the issue. 6.A teacher would keep their weapon in a small, locked gun safe that has a key pad that takes less that 4 seconds to open. The recommendations for safe schools is comprehensive covering school infrastructure measures, doors and access, communication, and identifying potential students and employees that may be in need of help. In addition, Florida has set up a help / reporting call system. The Federal government has been negligent in providing the citizens protection through legislation, and it will be up to the individual states to install RED FLAG laws to help control access to weapons by people who are already prohibited from owning / buying weapons.

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Take action NOW! The bill that would allow the arming of Florida's (public) school teachers (SB 7030) is now on the Senate floor. Our teachers have said they do not want to be armed. Our students have said they do not want their teachers to be armed. The only people who should have access to firearms on campus are highly-trained law enforcement officers. This bill hits the Senate floor, TOMORROW, April 17th. Contact key legislators: stopsb7030.com ...

 

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Instead of “suicide by cop” you will get “suicide by teacher” in general teachers don’t have the law enforcement mindset & experience to be effective

I agree,teachers, nurses, doctors should not be armed. Professional medical staff are not armed on the battle field, so why should they be armed in schools. Hire military veterans to provide school security.

Do Fl. Legislators listen to anything the people want?

How many police officers are shot and killed with their own guns by a bad guy who takes it away from them? How many teachers do you think will be shot and killed by an angry student who takes their gun away from them?

We will see what happens when the first teacher fires at students or the teacher’s gun is stolen and used on fellow students. Horrible idea.

Fortunately, the measure is not mandatory and several local authorities are choosing to follow the wishes of their constituents by not adopting or funding it.

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