On Friday, The Wyoming House Education Committee advanced a bill which would permit teachers and school district employees to conceal and carry weapons in schools and classrooms. This new bill also includes coaches, school volunteers, and contract employees.
You heard right; no jobs bills. But hey…by all means, bring even more guns into schools.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Eklund (R-Cheyenne) said:
I think in a classroom situation, a teacher with a sidearm strapped might be intimidating.
Anthony Bouchard, executive director of the Cheyenne-based Wyoming Gun Owners Association, opposed the bill because it wasn’t as strictly worded as he would have liked. Bouchard said the bill should have said “each school district shall adopt rules and regulations,” instead of giving anyone a choice by using the current wording: “each school district may adopt rules and regulations.”
And while we’re at it, let’s just strap every child in the school. Because if someone snaps, we can count on a 9 year-old student with a gun to stop them. Right?