About the Campaign
One of the gun lobby’s top priorities is to force schools–including primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities—to allow guns on campus and in classrooms.
Over the past two years, Moms Demand Action has helped to beat back bills that would have forced guns into educational spaces. And now the educators of America are joining our fight to keep schools, classrooms and campuses safe.
Educators have a unique and compelling perspective on the dangers guns pose in schools and on campuses. Elementary, middle and high school teachers should not be expected to do double-duty as sharpshooters, nor should they have to tolerate an environment where their colleagues or visitors in their schools might be carrying a loaded gun. And on college and university campuses, faculty should not have to wonder whether their students are bringing hidden, loaded guns into their classrooms and offices or vice-versa.
If you are an educator, please sign up to join our campaign. We need teachers, principals, professors, deans, school board members, athletic coaches, and all education professionals to help us defeat the gun lobby and keep guns out of our schools and campuses.
Not an educator? You can help by asking educators you know to join our campaign.
Together, we can keep our schools and campuses safer from gun violence.
Keeping guns away from school is an ongoing fight. Learn more about our latest victories.
Schools are meant to be places of sanctuary, safety, and learning for children. See why arming teachers is a dangerous proposal.
We need meaningful action to keep our schools safe—action that addresses what we know about gun violence in America’s schools and prevents it from occurring in the first place. Read more about the approaches that are proven most effective.
“Should educators be armed?” Watch our take on PBS News Hour
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