Columbine survivor calls for guns in schools

Columbine survivor calls for guns in schools
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A Columbine survivor is pushing legislation that would allow guns in Colorado schools.

Colorado State Rep. Patrick Neville (R) says schools should fight gunfire with gunfire. He reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to defend their students at gun point.

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“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.

Neville, who graduated from Columbine High School, was in school on the day of the horrific shooting in 1999. “More of my friends would still be alive today,” if teachers were carrying guns, he said.

Neville’s legislation is unlikely to pass in the Democrat-controlled Colorado House. The same bill stalled last year.

“Parents wake up everyday and bring their children to school on blind faith that their kids will return home safe,” Neville said. “Unfortunately, the current system continues to leave our children as sitting targets for criminals intent on doing harm.”

Colorado state laws currently prohibit teachers from carrying concealed firearms in school.