The recent editorial ("Teachers packing heat," April 4) has a scathing opinion of the National Rifle Association's proposal to arm teaching staff in schools. The editorial calls this an "egregious line of thinking" and suggests that if "strapping a sidearm on the school librarian" is a deterrent, everyone should be required "to carry loaded weapons around wherever they go."

The editorial also claims that polls still who strong public support for universal background checks for gun purchases and that such an arrangement is the least politicians should support.

But then, on the next page, the Sun has a "What Maryland Thinks" poll that asks: "Do you agree with the National Rifle Association-funded study that calls for placing armed personnel in each school? Of the 1,890 responses, 67 percent said yes while 32 percent said no and 1 percent were not sure.

Ralph Grubb-Wheeler, Reisterstown

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