Patrick Neville – a survivor of the Columbine Massacre, and a Colorado State Representative – is pushing a bill that’d allow qualified Colorado school staff to carry their legal firearms for self-defense:
“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,” Neville said in a statement, according to The Hill.
“More of my friends would still be alive today.”
The bill put forward by Neville, a Republican, would let teachers with concealed weapons permits carry guns at the state’s schools in an attempt to halt future shootings.
Neville introduced the same bill last year, which failed.
“Unfortunately, the current system continues to leave our children as sitting targets for criminals intent on doing harm,” he said.
Big Left, of course, only grants a platform to the right survivors.
But this sort of thing needs to be pushed in front of the public early and often.