Schools should be a safe learning environment. Our children shouldn’t have to be concerned with getting hurt at school - by bullies or shootings. Yet teachers and parents alike, worry about the students’ physical safety on a daily basis.
Herb Kohl (D-WI) introduced the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and President Bush signed it into law to keep bad guys with guns away from schools.
As we have seen in the almost 30 years since the law was enacted, bad guys with guns aren’t big on following laws.
From the blog post:
Fortunately, GOP congressmen, led by Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), have introduced H.R.3200 — The Safe Students Act — in an effort to roll back Kohl’s Gun-Free School Zones Acts. Citing statistics from a report by John Lott, Massie issued a press release stating:
“Gun-free zones are ineffective and make our schools less safe […] 98 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns. Banks, churches, sports stadiums and many of my colleagues in Congress are protected with firearms. Yet children inside the classroom are too frequently left vulnerable.”
Massie introduced H.R.3200 on June 11, 2019. It has been referred to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.