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Colorado Bill Allowing Concealed Carry in Schools is Rejected

Colorado Bill Allowing Concealed Carry in Schools is Rejected
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By    |   Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:42 AM

A bill removing gun restrictions in Colorado public schools was defeated by the state house, The Washington Times is reporting.

The bill had been introduced by the state’s House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who attended Columbine High School during the 1999 shootings that resulted 13 people being killed.

The bill was rejected by the House veterans and military affairs committee on a 6-3 party-line vote, according to the Times. Democrats control the state House in Colorado.

State Rep. Mike Foote, chairman of the committee, said his constituents strongly opposed the bill.

"I think that its premise, in my opinion, is a false premise, which is that more guns equals more safety. I just cannot accept that premise," Foote said. "I don’t think I ever will accept that premise, particularly in our schools. More guns do not equal more safety in our schools."

Neville had maintained the gun-free zones encouraged attacks.

"Well the current policy of gun-free zones actually invites these kinds of attacks," he told Fox News’ "Fox & Friends" program.  "It’s not a realistic policy and it sends a message that our students are soft targets."

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