Gun Violence Prevention

School Safety
Arming educators
Gun control

Learning requires a safe environment

Guns pose a grave threat to students and teachers.

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More than three-quarters of NEA members believe it is too easy to get guns in the United States and overwhelmingly favor universal background checks.
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NEA members believe schools should be safe places for learning, not de facto prisons. They reject the idea of arming teachers and other educators and oppose using federal funds for that purpose.
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The NEA supports H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and H.R. 112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which would strengthen procedures for transferring a firearm from someone who is a federal firearms licensee to someone who is not a licensee.
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NEA members also support an expanded focus on mental health in schools; additional school-based health centers; more funding for educators’ professional development in bullying prevention and other areas; and research on gun violence as a public health issue by the Centers for Disease Control.

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Bills in Congress

Resolution keeping guns out of classrooms

Resolution keeping guns out of classrooms

A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

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