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Legislators doing something RIGHT?

Two dozen House Republicans proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow off-duty and retired police officers to carry concealed weapons in school zones to help protection children from attacks.
Supporters of the Police Officers Protecting Children Act, H.R. 2541, say the bill would give schools the ability to seek this added layer of protection from random acts of violence, like the one that claimed the lives of 20 children last year in Newtown, Conn.
“This common-sense bill addresses a question on all of our minds: how do we keep our children safe?,” said Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), the lead sponsor of the bill. “These dedicated men and women of law enforcement should not be barred from providing an extra layer of security for our schools just because they are off the clock or have retired from active service to their communities.” . . .

Now it’s just another step to ‘qualified’ civilians (trained, armed, civilian security and licensed CCWers), then the States need to go Constitutional Carry.

I know, I’m dreaming again…

Of course, WHY must we continue to go to our elected officials, hat (holster)-in-hand as it were, begging to be able to exercise our natural rights?hat

h/t John Lott

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Legislators doing something RIGHT?

  1. We need not go begging, legislators to the contrary. In the words of Captain Kirk to alternate-universe Spock: “Push until it gives.”

    Posted by Rev. Paul | June 30, 2013, 8:09 am
  2. It’s discriminatory and implies “the only ones” are better than the rest of the citizenry, it falls into the if it saves only one genre and reeks of statist authority. It is not a step in the right direction, it is a step into greater division between them (the states enforcement thugs) and us (the civilian population)

    That is my opinion.

    Posted by wildriver | June 30, 2013, 9:22 am
  3. Sooner better than later…

    Posted by Old NFO | June 30, 2013, 5:55 pm

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