[ti:After Accidental Shootings Some Say Teachers Should Carry Guns][by:shang05.com][00:00.00]更多听力请访问shang05.com[00:00.04]As the United States explores ways to deal with shootings at schools,[00:06.16]some Americans argue more people should carry guns.[00:12.64]"The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,"[00:19.12]President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association in April.[00:25.72]More states are giving teachers permission to carry guns, he said,[00:32.44]and "who better to protect our children than our teachers, who love them."[00:40.96]But, a look at unintentional shootings by law enforcement officers,[00:47.04]including some at schools, raises questions about whether[00:52.52]more guns would help keep students safe.[00:58.92]The Associated Press, AP, investigated the issue.[01:05.40]It found that accidental shootings happen at law enforcement agencies[01:11.28]of all sizes across the country every year.[01:16.64]The AP examined public records and media reports.[01:22.28]It found 1,422 unintentional shootings by officers at 258 agencies since 2012.[01:36.20]Twenty-two of these shootings happened at schools or colleges.[01:43.28]The National School Boards Association reports that at least nine states have passed laws[01:51.32]enabling employees to carry guns on school grounds.[01:57.56]The schools taught children from kindergarten,[02:01.36]generally for ages four to six, through high school.[02:07.64]The group noted that 19 states give anyone[02:12.76]with permission from a school administration official to carry a gun at school.[02:20.88]Experts say anybody carrying guns, including teachers, needs ongoing, intensive training[02:30.92]to control their arms expertly and react the right way in stressful settings.[02:39.64]But many law enforcement officers do not even get that.[02:47.00]Doug Tangen is firearms program manager at the Washington State[02:54.20]Criminal Justice Training Commission, the state's police training center.[03:01.32]He said that most people, including police officers,[03:06.20]do not have enough training to be able to shoot or carry a firearm responsibly.[03:16.68]The AP's investigation confirmed six accidental shootings[03:23.40]that involved officers reacting to reports of active shooters.[03:32.16]One such shooting happened in 2016 at the Alpine High School in the town of Alpine, Texas.[03:42.24]When a call came in about two shooters inside the school, local, state and federal officers hurried there.[03:52.80]Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jon Dangle[03:58.52]was shot and injured just outside a classroom.[04:03.72]U.S. Marshal Douglas Mullens later admitted he had accidentally fired his weapon.[04:12.52]The AP found other accidental shootings at schools[04:16.96]happened while officers chased or arrested suspects,[04:21.52]taught gun safety classes or attended school events while off-duty.[04:29.36]In some cases, officers, teachers or students were injured.[04:36.88]Experts say the ways to avoid these accidents include following rules[04:44.48]for safe use of guns, and training regularly in settings that seem like real life.[04:53.48]Alan Gottlieb started a group called the Second Amendment Foundation in Bellevue, Washington.[05:03.68]The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution[05:08.00]protects the right of individuals to keep and carry arms.[05:15.88]Gottlieb supports arming teachers as a way to prevent violence.[05:23.48]He says schools without guns are a "target-rich environment for people who are crazy."[05:34.08]Yet many educators have resisted the idea that they should carry guns.[05:43.08]In 2018, a group called Teach Plus asked more than 1,200 teachers[05:51.40]about being armed at schools, and 80% said they were strongly opposed.[05:59.88]Also last year, the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers union,[06:07.40]asked about 1,000 members if they would be willing[06:12.08]to carry a gun in school, even with training, and 82% said no.[06:21.00]"We reject the idea that putting more guns in schools will make schools safer,"[06:27.88]the group's president, Lily Eskelsen García, told The AP.[06:36.32]I'm Bryan Lynn.[06:38.48]And I'm Anne Ball. 更多听力请访问shang05.com