This Columbine Survivor Is Now a State Legislator Fighting for the Second Amendment

What’s going on?

Patrick Neville, a sophomore at Columbine High School during the 1999 shooting, is now a Colorado state legislator fighting to reduce restrictions on guns at schools. After surviving the shooting, Neville joined the Army, served a tour in Iraq and was later elected to the Colorado House of Representatives.

What’s his solution to prevent gun violence?

The Colorado House minority leader wants to give people the right to concealed carry in schools, which are typically gun-free zones, and he has reintroduced a bill that would give gun owners with a permit the right to carry on school property. Under current state law, concealed carry permit holders have to leave their weapon in their vehicles.

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Neville has filed such a bill each year since he was first elected in 2014.

“This act would allow every law-abiding citizen who holds a concealed carry permit, issued from their chief law-enforcement officer, the right to carry concealed in order to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios,” Neville told the Washington Times.

Glenn’s take:

Neville’s voice needs to be heard as we try to find ways to stop these horrifying acts of violence. “The reality is, we are bringing nothing to a gunfight with evil every single day,” Glenn said. “We should listen to all sides so we can give ourselves and our children a chance.”