Bill would allow for arming school volunteers :: WRAL.comBill would allow for arming school volunteers
Raleigh, N.C. — Certain teachers and other volunteers could be designated as "school safety marshals" and be allowed to carry firearms in emergency situations under a bill filed by Sen. Stan Bingham, R-Davidson.
Bingham said that he had met with sheriffs to talk about how school safety could be increased in the wake of the Newton, Conn., school shooting.
There have been suggestions that any teacher with a concealed handgun permit be allowed to carry it onto educational property.
But Bingham said that concealed carry permit holders have only a few hours of training and are not necessarily required to practice with their weapons as a law enforcement officials are.
"That's not near enough training," he said.
Rather, Senate Bill 27 would call for the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to come up with a training regime for volunteers.
Rather than have their weapon in a lock box it should be carried on person. Maybe this can be a springboard to eliminate the gun free victim rich zones.