It makes perfect sense to anyone who believes the most dangerous place to be is a gun-free zone when faced with an armed attacker. Whether the attacker is wielding a knife, carrying a gun or driving a car toward a large group of people, having a trained gun owner who has the ability to stop a massacre from happening is the best case scenario. Waiting for the police to arrive is not a good option. 

Fox News– Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is pushing legislation that he says would protect students — by getting rid of gun restrictions in schools.

He has introduced the bill annually since he was elected in 2014, The Washington Times reported. Previous attempts have been turned down.

Neville, a Republican, told The Times the current law “creates a so-called gun free zone in every K-12 public school.”

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Under Colorado law, concealed-carry permit holders may bring firearms onto school property, according to The Times, but must keep them locked inside their vehicles.

“Time and time again we point to the one common theme with mass shootings, they occur in gun-free zones,” Neville told The Times.

He added law-abiding citizens should be able “to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios.”

The massacre on Valentine’s Day of last week in Florida has renewed a nationwide debate about gun violence and how to prevent mass shootings.

Neville has contended, according to The Times, that more of his classmates would have survived the attack if faculty had been armed. In April 1999, two teens killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before killing themselves inside Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colorado.

According to the local Castle Rock News Press, on February 7, 2017,  The Douglas County school board voted to support the Representative Neville sponsored bill that would allow people, including teachers to carry guns on the school campus.

One of the measures was killed in the state House the day after the school board’s Feb. 7 meeting and the other recently passed the Senate and was sent to the House. Both bills were introduced and supported by Republicans, who control the Senate, but opposed by Democrats, who hold a majority in the House.

Watch this report on how the state of Utah teachers train to carry on campus:

 

le sponsored bill that would allow people, including teachers to carry guns on the school campus.

One of the measures was killed in the state House the day after the school board’s Feb. 7 meeting and the other recently passed the Senate and was sent to the House. Both bills were introduced and supported by Republicans, who control the Senate, but opposed by Democrats, who hold a majority in the House.

Watch this report on how the state of Utah teachers train to carry on campus:

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