North Dakota Moms Demand Action, Everytown Urge Governor to Veto Dangerous Bill That Would Let Schools Arm Teachers and Other School Staff
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the North Dakota House of Representatives passed HB 1332, legislation that would allow schools to arm teachers and other school staff without any obligation to notify parents and community members.
“Arming teachers doesn’t make schools safer,” said Cheryl Biller, volunteer chapter leader with the North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “It brings a whole new set of risks into the classroom. Teachers and school safety experts oppose arming teachers, and we hope Gov. Burgum will take their concerns seriously and will veto this dangerous proposal.”
More information about the risks of arming teachers can be found here. Additionally, proven strategies for improving school safety can be found in a recent report from Everytown, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs