A South Carolina House subcommittee approved a
proposal today that would allow CWP holders to carry concealed handguns onto public school campuses, from elementary schools to universities. Proponents believe allowing trained and armed gun owners in schools could prevent mass killings like the April 16 massacre at Virginia Tech, where one armed deviant murdered 32 unarmed people. "We're not talking about kids. We're talking about responsible adults," said Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan, who sponsored the bill.
Law enforcement has not endorsed this measure. "Today, if we respond [to a shooting], we know the person with the weapon is the bad guy," said Ernest Ellis, the law enforcement director at the University of South Carolina.
So, a firearm makes a person a "bad guy" according to Mr. Ellis. How simplistic. Thank goodness men like Congressman Duncan hold political office.
Labels: Gun Advocacy, Politics, School Shootings