Survey Shows Americans Support Armed Teachers to Stop School Shootings
John Lott recently reported that a Rasmussen survey showed overwhelming support for armed teachers.
On August 21-22, 2022, the new national survey asked 1,000 American adults the following question:
Some communities have trained teachers to carry firearms to protect students against school shootings. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
By a 49%-to-37% margin, respondents said it was a good idea. This is a significant increase in support since their February 28, 2018, survey, which showed opposition by a 43%-to-48% margin.
Adults with children were more likely than adults without children to support armed teachers by 57%-to-44%.
A YouGov survey from May of this year showed similar results. Except for Democrats, liberals, and blacks, all other categories in the survey favored armed school staff. Young people 18-29 were evenly divided between favoring and opposing.
Dean Rieck is Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, a former competitive shooter, NRA Patron Member, #1 NRA Recruiter for 2013, business owner and partner with Second Call Defense.