Today in West Virginia, the Senate passed a new bill into law regarding firearms at public schools. SB 388 passed 94-5. Gun owners aged 21 and older with concealed carry permits will be allowed to carry their firearms in the loading/unloading zones of public schools – as long as they are inside their vehicles.
According to information found the on the NRA-ILA site,
Senate Bill 388 sponsored by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R-14), would allow law-abiding citizens in possession of a concealed firearm to transport the firearm onto school property while dropping off or picking up students, as long as the firearm does not leave the motor vehicle. Current West Virginia law prevents firearms from being carried or transported onto school property, including by those who don’t step foot out of their car. Individuals who are legally allowed to carry a firearm for self-defense should not be barred from doing so while dropping off or picking up their kids from school.
What in the hell are they thinking? The ONLY time I have road rage is when I am taking my kids to and from school. OK, that’s a lie. I frequently have road rage, but it’s MAINLY when I take the offspring to school and pick them up. I live in city limits and as I’m not more than 2 miles from the school, I have no bus service to rely upon. The other parents are angry, too. It’s morning, the kids wouldn’t get out of bed, you have exactly 28 minutes to get everyone where they need to be and some asshole just cut you off. Or little, cotton-candy-haired granny just pulled out in front of you and is now driving 12 in a 25mph zone. It all seriously makes me a little crazy. Buuuuuuut…. I don’t carry a gun.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong? We know that all adults are inherently calm and peace-loving. That’s why they carry guns, right? Throw some loud, cranky children in the mix and then we have the ingredients to a perfect pot of disaster.