California has certainly earned its reputation for being one of the most gun rights-hostile states in the union. Yet outside of urban centers, more and more Golden State school districts are allowing concealed carry on school property. Two Shasta County districts now allow carry by licensed individuals on school grounds. Parents in a third want to join them. While the number of schools in California allowing carry remains small, that number continues to grow.
From the Redding Record-Searchlight has the story:
Another Shasta County district has decided to let teachers bring their concealed guns to school, joining a few other districts in the state in allowing them to do so.
North Cow Creek School District in Palo Cedro — home only to North Cow Creek Elementary — followed the lead of the Anderson Union High School District in adopting a policy to essentially ignore Senate Bill 707, the 2016 California law that made it harder — but not illegal — for concealed-carry permit-holders to bring their guns on campuses. The law defaulted all California school districts to gun-free zones, even for permit-holders, but let individual districts adopt policies to exempt some people licensed to carry a concealed weapon. . . .
Meanwhile, a Prairie Elementary School parent is asking his child’s district to consider following suit, saying trained gun-holders on campus will protect children in an emergency.
There’s also the national legislation to end these misguided designated gun free zones nationwide. HR 34, the Safe Students Act has been introduced in Congress during the current session. Few doubt President Donald J. Trump would sign it into law if it gets through Congress given his stated support for gun rights.
Good guys with guns in schools makes sense. Bad people with evil in their heart prefer disarmed victims. “Gun Free School Zone” signs serve as nothing more than useless security theater and a dinner bell for social misfits, terrorists and violent criminals.More and more Americans have come to understand that the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy with a gun.