Guns in School

AP U.S. Government and Politics

What portion of Republicans somewhat favor or strongly favor allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools?

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  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. In general, how would you describe the gap between Democrats and Republicans regarding gun policy proposals?

  3. Why is this?

  4. What is a consequence of this?

  5. Take our Survey: Do you personally strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools?

  6. How would you answer all the questions on this survey?

  7. How would allowing teachers to carry in your school impact your sense of safety and security and your ability to learn?

  8. What states already allow teachers to carry weapons at school?*

  9. Does your school allow teachers to carry weapons at school?

  10. Do you think students should be able to carry weapons at school?

  11. On which item in the poll above do democrats and republicans most agree?

  12. Has legislation preventing the mentally ill from purchasing guns been passed at a national level?

  13. Why or why not?

  14. Why do you think that students have taken the lead on this issue?

  15. There is an idea that young people are politically apathetic and lazy. Do you believe that is true?

  16. Let's say that you wanted to make a difference in gun legislation (either for stricter gun control or less strict gun control). What would be some politically efficacious actions that you could take to achieve your goals?

  17. There are a number of walkouts planned over the next few weeks: (list here) What is your opinion of them?

  18. Do you think students should be suspended for protesting gun deaths at school?

Learning Extension

Watch this town hall meeting where student confront political leaders about guns.

 

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Action extension

Learn about the student-led gun control protests. Walkout of school on March 14th or protest the walkout of school. Share images or descriptions of your school walkout (or protest) in class or online.