Democratic Assemblyman Kevin McCary is trying to push a legislation to ensure that teachers will not carry guns thus making them vulnerable to any potential attack — even though no shooting accident involving a teacher has occurred in California.
As reported by Breitbart, McCarty’s legislation, bill AB 424, prohibits administrators to give teachers permission with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on school property in order to protect both themselves and their students.
Presently, five school districts in California have approved armed teachers: Kern High School District, Kingsburg Joint Union High School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Anderson Union High School District, and Palo Cedro’s North Cow Creek School District.
McCarty is pushing the bill despite the fact that armed teachers have not caused any incident. Actually, concealed carry license holders, generally speaking, have not done anything wrong on any campus in California.
The Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott used an op-ed in the Orange County Register to say:
Prior to the early 1990s, there were no state laws specifically restricting concealed carry on K-12 property. In 2015, when California became the first state in at least 40 years to pass a law restricting concealed carry on school grounds, no one could point to a single incident in California. That hasn’t changed in the last two years.
Lott underlined that people who are against armed teachers for self-defense often claim that students or attackers will just take the weapons away from armed teachers. But he observed that this claim is groundless, as it “has never happened.” Moreover, “excluding off-hours firearms training on school grounds, there has only been one accidental discharge involving a permit holder on
However, Lou realized that this claim is unsubstantiated, as it “has never happened.”In addition, “excluding off-hours firearms training on school grounds, there has only been one accidental discharge involving a permit holder on K-12 property. This happened in Utah in 2014, and resulted in only a very minor injury.”
In 25 states that presently allow concealed carry on K-12 campuses, the sole incident that can be brought up is that accidental discharge.
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