Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Columbine survivor turned State Representative pushes for concealed carry gun laws in Colorado schools

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Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville was a sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999 when two teens shot and killed 13 people and left 20 other wounded before killing themselves.

Today, Neville pushes for an end to gun-free zones in schools, arguing an expansion of concealed-carry laws would help prevent deadly school shootings like the one just last week in Parkland, Fla., at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"Time and time again we point to the one common theme with mass shootings, they occur in gun-free zones," Neville told The Washington Times. "This act would allow every law-abiding citizens who holds a concealed carry permit, issued from their chief law-enforcement officer, the right to carry concealed in order to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios."