Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF reports that state lawmakers passed a bill giving private schools and colleges the choice to allow guns on campus.
GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Repeal 'Gun-Free School Zones' Law
- Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) put forth legislation to repeal the law that banned possession of firearms in school zones across the United States.
The Safe Students Act, which Massie introduced Monday at the start of the 115th Congress, effectively repeals the amended version Gun-Free School Zones Act. The original law, which was into law 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1995. As a result, Congress was forced to amend the law a year later.
"They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments. Gun-free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals."(Excerpt) Read more at: ijr.com ...
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- Colorado State Rep. Patrick Neville, a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting, introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow guns in Colorado schools.
- Real-estate mogul Donald Trump ended his Thursday-night campaign rally by calling for an end to so-called gun-free zones on schools and US military bases.
- A universal gun background check measure, approved by Nevada voters and touted as a victory by gun control advocates, was supposed to take effect..
- To protest a new state law that makes the carrying of concealed handguns legal in college classrooms, students at the University of Texas on Wednesday..