A Columbine survivor-turned-lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow Colorado teachers to carry guns in schools.
State Representative Patrick Neville, a Republican from Castle Rock, Colorado, believes that allowing teachers with concealed carry permits to carry guns is the best way to protect students.
This bill will allow honest law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm for protection if they choose to. But most importantly, it will give them the right to be equipped to defend our children from the most dangerous situations.
Neville contends that preventing teachers from carrying guns makes students “sitting targets for criminals,” and that the “only thing that is going to stop murderers intent on doing harm is to give good people the legal authority to carry a gun to protect themselves and our children.”
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Of course, the anti-gunners who pushed for universal background checks, high capacity magazine bans, and an overall Bloombergfication of Colorado are outraged… Obviously guns are the problem, right? I mean, this is why victims of mass shootings never call the police: More guys with guns will only exacerbate the situation. Right?
To be fair, letting good guys with guns carry on public school property won’t bring an end to all the risks posed by our violent modern society. And yet, it seems to be the only thing that has worked in the past. (Believe it or not, people don’t generally call the cops because of their dashing good looks.) As Neville rightly points out, this isn’t a Bill about allowing guns to mix with school kids… It’s a Bill to allow responsible law abiding adults the legal authority to carry the tools necessary to protect the lives of our children.
What do you think about the bill Columbine survivor Patrick Neville introduced?