Mass Shooting Survivor Wants to Allow Concealed-Carry in Schools

The mass shooting survivor was a student at Columbine high school and now he is a state legislator in Colorado.

Not every school mass shooting survivor attacks the NRA and extolls disarmament. Some have matured and would like to stop schools from being tempting soft targets to armed sociopaths. In other words, they want to end schools as gun free zones which assure would-be killers that they will be able to shoot people without worrying about them shooting back.

Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville survived the Columbine mass shooting and he wants people with concealed-carry permits to no longer be required to lock their firearms in their vehicles when they are entering a school.

The Washington Times reports, “Columbine survivor introduces bill to expand concealed-carry in schools.

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Some students are calling for tougher gun-control laws after escaping last week’s horrific massacre 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.”

Here’s Neville explaining his bill three years ago:

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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