Federal and state laws conflict over guns on campus.
The white house releasing a proposal to train and arm qualified teachers to protect students on a voluntary basis. In California, a law went into effect January first banning guns from campus, including school staff who have permits to carry concealed weapons. The teachers union is against arming teachers. Jim Lynett tells KSBY the issue is safety.
The difference of opinion is how to ensure that safety. Some believe armed staff members at a public school would discourage attacks by homicidal maniacs, like the one recently in Florida, which left 17 students and unarmed teachers dead. Lynette says teachers don’t want to carry weapons, even if it were to save the lives of students. Although, last week, a teacher and former marine called KPRL to say, if he were allowed to, he would carry a weapon, for the safety of students on his school campus. Unfortunately, that’s against the law in California.