To prevent school shootings, some South Carolina legislators want more guns on campuses.
A House subcommittee approved a measure Wednesday that would allow concealed weapon permit holders to carry guns onto public school campuses, from elementary schools to universities. Supporters say having trained and armed gun owners in schools could prevent massacres like the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech, where one armed student killed 32 people.
As outlined in Mass slaughter in our schools: the terrorists’ chilling plan (posted earlier here) maybe it is time to consider armed first responders on site to handle the rare school shooting. In practice this has worked very well, both in the United States and Israel. I definitely do not buy into the assertion that this will make kids less safe. The hoplophobes try that tactic every time a state passes a “shall issue” concealed carry law, and their dire predictions never come true.