A Step in the Right Direction

From the CCRKBA:

School district trustees and Supt. David Thweatt deserve accolades for changing school policy to allow staff and teachers to carry concealed handguns to protect against school shootings, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Still, there’s some restrictions:

Under this new policy, school employees who have a state-issued concealed carry permit, and permission from the school administration, may carry their guns on campus. They must be trained in crisis management and use ammunition designed to minimize ricochet inside school buildings.

The training isn’t the big deal, but rather the fact that they need permission from the administration (hopefully the permission will be “shall issue”), and the fact that special ammunition is required. Since standard FMJ and JHP rounds are unlikely to riccochet off ordinary building materials (wood, drywall, etc.), hopefully that will be permissable. It would really stink if the school required that employees carry Glaser Safety Slugs or other such ammo — while they’re useful rounds, I prefer JHPs.
Next, more work needs to be done to expand college carry — the “gun free zones” policy on college campuses hasn’t made anyone safer. Why not try something different?