Gun controllers have been preaching stricter policies to stop mass shootings after the massacre that occurred on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Among them are politicians, activists and even a few of the students who survived the shooting. However, other schools have taken a different approach to protect their kids.
A parochial school in New Mexico has deduced it is safer for the students if their staff are armed and ready to fire, should a mass shooting occur.
One pastor at the school carries a .45 around campus in a case that looks like a Bible. Don’t count out the principle either, who is armed with a .38.
Inside Edition asked the students there if they felt safer with armed teachers at the school, interestingly enough the entire class room said yes.
More state lawmakers are taking the approach to arming school faculty.
Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a survivor of the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School, introduced “a bill that will allow concealed carry permit holders to enter school buildings with their firearms,” reports IJR.
“This act would allow every law-abiding citizen 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,” Neville said.
He isn’t alone though.
Alabama, Rep. Will Ainsworth (R) is doing the same. His bill will also give teachers the freedom to carry on campus.
“Our kids are literally sitting ducks,” he said. “You saw the video online of kids having to hide behind desks they were literally defenseless. That’s where this came from.”
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