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.

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.”

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GLENN: We should listen and respect those who have -- who have lived through a mass shooting. Especially after they have gained perspective. Patrick was a sophomore at Columbine high school when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris massacred their classmates. He was one of the lucky ones. He walked away with his life that day. And he vowed that he would live a life of service, because God had granted him that blessing of living.

So Patrick went on to join the Army. He served a tour in Iraq. When he came home, he was elected to the Colorado statehouse of representatives, where he served his constituents since 2014. Every year since he was elected, Patrick has introduced legislation, to remove the restrictions on concealed carry in school.

In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting and the renewed call for gun control, Patrick is pushing his legislation just as hard.

Under the current Colorado law, anyone who has a concealed carry permit may bring firearms onto school property. But you have to keep them locked inside their vehicles. That's a quote from the law. Patrick says that doesn't go far enough. His act would allow every law-abiding citizen who holds a concealed carry permit, the right to defend themselves and others at all times. Patrick says, time and time again, we point to one common theme with the mass shootings. They all occur in gun-free zones.

As a former Columbine student, who was a sophomore during the shooting on April 20th, 1999, I will do everything in my power to prevent Colorado families from enduring the hardships that my classmates and I face that day.

People are arguing and will continue to argue. More guns equal more violence. But they forget that the vast majority of guns are in the hands of responsible and good people.

There was a coach last week that stood in the way. Used his body to block. If he had a gun, how many could he have saved? He died a hero. But many died after him.

The reality is, we are bringing nothing to a gunfight with evil every single day. Perhaps we should have this conversation, but we should listen to all sides. So we can give ourselves and our children a chance, with an equal contender.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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