In today’s violent world, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to have security officers on school campuses that are not armed. It also doesn’t make sense that many of the anti-gun advocates send their kids to schools that do have armed security to protect them and yet they want to deny Americans of the same right.
School security officers could carry firearms in schools under a bill passed Tuesday by the House of Delegates.
The GOP-controlled House voted 78 to 19, with several Democrats joining Republicans in support, to pass HB 1392. This is the second time in as many years that a version of the bill has made it past the House and into the Senate.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed the measure last year.
The bill, introduced by Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge, would allow school districts across the commonwealth to employ security officers to carry firearms in school if they meet requirements spelled out in the bill.