Colorado house Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a survivor of the Columbine massacre of 1999, is the attempt to re — introduce legislation to remove restrictions on concealed carry in the school. (Patrick For Colorado)
Colorado house Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was one of the Columbine High School sophomore in the time of the 1999 mass shooting, pushing legislation that he says would provide protection for students — by getting rid of gun restrictions in schools.
He introduced the bill every year since he was elected in the year 2014, The Washington Times reported. The previous attempts were rejected.
Neville, a Republican, said The times of the current law “creates a so-called gun-free zone, in any K-12 public school.”
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According to Colorado law, concealed-carry-permit-holder, you shot bring weapons on school grounds, according to The time, but you must be locked up in their vehicles.
“Again and again, we have shootings on a common theme with mass, they occur in gun-free zones,” Neville told The Times.
He added that law-abiding citizens should be able “to defend themselves, and especially our children from the worst-case scenarios.”
The massacre on Valentine’s day in the last week in Florida again has a nationwide debate about gun violence and how to prevent mass shootings.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, was suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he was a former student, killed 17 people and injured more than a dozen others.
Neville has claimed, according to The times, which had more of his classmates, survived the attack, if the faculty had been armed. In April 1999, two teenagers 12 classmates and one teacher killed before killing themselves inside of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
The Congressman’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.