Columbine Survivor Introduces Bill To Expand Concealed-Carry In Schools

Colorado law-maker seeks to expand concealed carry boundaries in hopes of protecting schools. Read up on it!

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SOURCE: The Washinton Times

Some students are calling for tougher gun-control laws after escaping last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida, but another school-shooting survivor is going in a different direction.

Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who attended Columbine High School at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, has again introduced legislation to remove limitations on concealed carry in K-12 schools.

Under state law, concealed-carry permit holders may bring firearms onto school property, but must keep them locked inside their vehicles.

Mr. Neville, who has introduced the bill annually since he was elected in 2014, said the current law “creates a so-called gun free zone in every K-12 public school.”

“This act would allow every law-abiding citizens who holds a concealed carry permit, issued from their chief law-enforcement officer, the right to carry concealed in order to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios,” Mr. Neville said in a statement.

The Republican lawmaker has argued that more of his classmates would have survived the attack if some faculty had been armed. Twelve students and one teacher were killed by two teen gunmen at the high school in Littleton, Colorado.

“As a former Columbine student who was a sophomore during the shootings on April 20, 1999, I will do everything in my power to prevent Colorado families from enduring the hardships my classmates and I faced that day,” Mr. Neville said. “Time and time again we point to the one common theme with mass shootings, they occur in gun-free zones.”

A hearing on the bill, which stands little chance of passage in the Democrat-controlled House, is slated for Wednesday.

5 thoughts on “Columbine Survivor Introduces Bill To Expand Concealed-Carry In Schools”

  1. This morning during that CPAC thing, Trump spelled it out quite well. I figure anyone who disagrees is a fool. I think they need to have a few AR15 in hidden places in addition to handguns tho. I wouldn’t relish going up against an AR15 with a 9mm. But several 9mms giving fire from different directions would be of benefit. They need bullet proof vests also. I’m pretty sure the rest of you all have some good suggestions also.

  2. These criminals are ‘BRAVE” when they have no opposition. Put them up against a armed person and watch them back down.
    Why do we have bullies? Simply because the ones they bully will not fight back. They are cowards they must get a weapon and destroy someone that did not cause them trouble to begin with.
    If it was known someone will fight back the criminals will back up, and think twice. Yes train certain people in the school how to handle firearms, and allow concealed cary on school property.

  3. Great idea. same goes for 9/11. If 5 people on the airplane would have had concealed carry weapons, would 9/11 have happened the way it did?
    The old saying goes “the only thing that can stop the bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”

  4. Schools are no place for firearms. I don’t know how many readers have been in a gun fight but, it’s my experience that, bullets fly everywhere. Bullets bounce off of things, go through things and once the trigger is pulled – there’s no way to bring it back. You can’t stop a bad guy with a gun unless you have the will to stand point blank and shoot it out! How many people do you know that have this kind of back-bone? Sure, you can talk big, but can you walk the walk?

    1. Then what is your cure? Schools have been gun free zones for a long time, yet the bad guy’s keep breaking that law! I would rather someone in the school to have a fighting chance then to be shot down while trying to plead for their life with a crazy person who walked right past that gun free zone sign!

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