Reply to "Florence man in custody for having gun on school property"

Originally Posted by budsfarm:
 

Discounting what happened today and most mass shooting happen in schools with weapons bans.

 

What the hell are we talking about?

 


I agree, but the chances of a mass shooting are low.  They are tragic and get lots of attention, but compared to other crimes, their frequency is very low.

 

Instead of carrying my own weapon, I would rather focus on arming select, trained individuals on campus (not just SROs).  I think ammo selection is important for that type of defensive engagement, and I would want someone carrying in the school on a regular basis to train a little more on close quarters shooting.

 

It has always been the prerogative of the school to ban someone who is caught on campus carrying concealed, even if they have a CCW permit, even under the old law.  Not worth the hassle it would cause regarding pickup up and dropping off kids, going to school functions, etc, to fight that battle.  Got to chose the battles that I can win, you know.   

 

What 'I' am talking about here is specifically concealed vehicle carry when you pick up your child.  I guess that argument could be taken a step further to being on your person in the parking lot, as long as you don't enter the building (again - got the issue of them banning you if they find out).  But, as my kids school is set up now (SRO and controlled access), it would be illegal for me to carry inside the school.

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