Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Mass shootings have gripped our nation. They're increasing in frequency and now there's is a movement demanding action especially as many of the shootings target innocent students. There's much talk about banning certain kinds of guns. One proposal to keep students safer is coming from the Kentucky legislature. Senate Bill 103 addresses school safety by authorizing public school boards to allow teachers and staff who have concealed carry gun permits to act as marshals on campus. As it is, guns are banned on school campuses. Practically, this is like a green light to those who seek to harm innocent and unarmed people. In a day where violence is increasing, it’s time to look for a range of solutions to keep us safer and arming responsible authorities in our schools is one such measure to help keep our children and schools a little safer.