The bill is one of several introduced in the Colorado legislature this year. Most of the firearms-related bills introduced in Colorado this session are expected to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate, and die in the Democrat-controlled House.
Patrick Neville survived the infamous school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in 1999. Like the other students, faculty, staff and administrators that day, he learned firsthand the futility of gun control laws, including the futility of the practice of declaring schools “gun free zones.”
92-percent of all mass shootings in the United States since 2009 have taken place in these so-called “gun-free zones.”
Now an elected official, Rep. Neville (R-Castle Rock) is introducing a bill to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry firearms in public schools.
A student who survived the Columbine High School massacre has introduced a bill that would allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit the right to conceal and carry firearms in public schools.
Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, was a student at Columbine in 1999 in Jefferson County when two seniors went on a rampage, killing 12 fellow students and a teacher.
“This bill will allow honest law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm for protection if they choose to,” Neville said in a news release. “But most importantly, it will give them the right to be equipped to defend our children from the most dangerous situations.”