H216 is a bill that will
allow the true protection of schoolchildren…
The anti-gun crowd is content to posthumously praise the
brave souls who throw themselves in front of innocents, or charge wicked
in order to save the lives of others. Save lives these courageous people
do, and heroes they are.
Yet, anyone with exceptional sense would be hard-pressed to come up with
reason why these heroes must always be unarmed, only to be seriously
injured or killed while carrying out their valiant acts. Why must the
fruitfulness of these acts be so limited?
The answer is simple: political leaders and activist
groups have set it up that way. Those hostile to the Second Amendment
of having disarmed the good guys by creating “gun free” zones in schools
and elsewhere, leaving adults and the children in their care to
fight psychotic leviathans with staplers and pencils. Well, it doesn’t
have to be this way.
H216: Genuine School Safety
Pro-gun stalwart and GRNC four-star Representative Larry Pittman
(Cabarrus, Rowan), is once again at the forefront of the push for a
practical and appropriate solution to this societal concern.
For the sake of protecting schoolchildren, Rep. Pittman is imploring his Republican
colleagues to advance H216 (School
Self-Defense Act) to once and for all put responsible adults, those nearest to the schoolchildren during daytime hours, in a position to
actually protect those children in a practical and effective manner, should it be necessary.
volunteer basis, H216 would allow educators to carry concealed firearms
deter mass killings in schools. It is modeled after a federal program to
arm professional airline pilots as “Federal Flight Deck
Officers.” Have questions? Below are some facts related to this
- 25 states allow schools or districts to give permission to individuals to
Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Ohio,
Island, South Carolina, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Vermont, and
- At least 14 states allow concealed carry in schools: The states include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri,
Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
least 9 states specifically allow school employees to carry guns on school property: The states include: Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee,
Texas, and Wyoming.
- Florida created a school marshal
Florida created a
$67 million “school marshal” program to arm teachers in classrooms, in
response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
- Arming faculty reduces school
A new study
entitled “Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns Are Extremely Safe:
Data on the Rate of Shootings and Accidents in Schools that Allow
Teachers to Carry found that:
- Zero school
shootings at schools with armed faculty: During hours when armed teachers would logically be present, none of the schools with armed faculty experienced
- A significant increase in school shootings at schools which do NOT
allow armed faculty: Between 2001 and 2018, the number of school
shootings at schools which did not allow armed faculty more than doubled.
You Can Help Protect Schoolchildren
Representative Pittman and the other sponsors of H216 need your
help. They want to shepherd H216 through the legislative
process and get down to the serious (and very sensible) business of
protecting children in schools, rather than doing everything under the
bureaucratic sun to stall. Enough blue-ribbon panels, enough useless gun
a parent, you know what parents really want, parents who have real-life
children in real-life schools (and incidentally, parents who
vote). You want your children protected—really protected—Now! Another
“Governor’s Select Committee” isn’t going to cut it.
see how you can easily contact Republicans in the NC House to demand
stop stalling, and get to the serious business of protecting children in
schools—now! Insist they do whatever is necessary to move H216 through
committee, on to the floor for a vote, so it can move to the NC