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“A 2017 Pew Re­search Cen­ter sur­vey found that more than half of U.S. adults (55 per­cent) would op­pose al­low­ing teach­ers and of­fi­cials to carry guns in K-12 schools, in­clud­ing 36 per­cent who said they would strongly op­pose such a pro­posal. Still, a siz­able mi­nor­ity (45 per­cent) said they fa­vored al­low­ing teach­ers to carry guns in school,” writes Ju­liana Me­nasce Horowitz, an an­a­lyst for the poll­ster who re­vis­ited the find­ings fol­low­ing the Park­land, Florida, high school shoot­ing last month.

The sur­vey found that 69 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 66 per­cent of gun own­ers fa­vored arm­ing teach­ers and school of­fi­cials, com­pared to 26 per­cent of Democrats and 35 per­cent of those who did not own guns. Among Repub­li­can gun own­ers, the num­ber was 81 per­cent; among gun own­ers who were Democrats, it was 42 per­cent.

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