I think its a good thing personally, i have a friend who is a teacher, and while he doesn't own a gun, he likes going shooting with me. When it was first talked about on the news, he said that he didnt think it was a good idea. mainly because of some of the people he worked with, that he thought would go for it, were the more armchair ninja sort, who would be a danger to everyone but the bad guy.
Then i asked him, if he would do it, he said he was not sure, but he would be open to it depending on how its implemented, i asked him if he was in the school when the worst happened, would he be willing to shield any of the kids from harm, he said yes, i then pointed out, you sound like you would be willing to die for those kids, if you were armed, you could also be willing to live for them, and alive, your going to be able to do them a lot more good.
He sided up for the program in his school system, They are in the process of seeing if anyone is interested in it, and screening those that are, before the final steps to put it into practice. But he did say, that only a couple of the armchair ninjas showed up, the others who did show really surprised him, the women outnumbered the men many times over, and were already gun owners, about half already had a permit. He said he was glad he talked to me cause he is feeling pretty good about the system now, and is proud to be a part of it.