As states and communities across the country try to think of ways to prevent another shooting like Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., a Bartow County lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow school administrators to carry a gun.
Introduced by State Rep. Paul Battles, R-Cartersville, the proposed amendment to firearms statutes would allow boards of education the option of arming and training administrators for each school in the system.
Designated administrators would be allowed to carry firearms within a school safety zone or school building, at a school function, or on school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school. The bill is attached to this article.
The 2013 legislative session starts Monday, and gun regulations are a possible topic lawmakers could tackle this year. But today, we want to know if you think this bill is on the mark:
Should state lawmakers approve legislation to allow school districts to train and then arm administrators with guns? Should officials pursue other ways to ensure school safety, or address other gun laws?
Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.