As a legislator, being remorseful and sad over school shootings is not an adequate response—action is needed according to State Senator Kyle McCarter to meet the threats and security failings head on. Senator McCarter introduced legislation May 8th that gave local school officials the authority to permit teachers, other school staff and qualified community volunteers to be armed. But, there’s been no action on the measure in Springfield.
Regarding the Governor’s recent action to change a gun licensing bill to include re-imposing the state’s death penalty for cop killers and mass murderers, Senator McCarter says he’s not too impressed about what appears to be just a political move.
Senator McCarter says real action is needed—and posting signs telling would-be shootings that guns are not allowed on campus should be changed to say school staff is armed and prepared to defend their students with deadly force if necessary. McCarter’s legislation is Senate Bill 3609.