Jordan Kirkland - May 8th, 2019
Conservatives who want to protect innocent lives from bad actors received a monumental win this legislative session, with lawmakers passing a bill that will expand the "guardian program," and allow teachers to carry firearms on campuses.
Under the new proposal, school districts will have to approve the program and teachers will have to volunteer to undergo 144-hours of training and psychological evaluations. The measure that passed in both chambers opens the program up to all teachers, regardless of what role they have at the school.
The bill was a response to the Parkland massacre that occurred last year when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others.