Wyoming House passes bill that does away with gun-free zones in schools

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In a landslide vote of 46-14, the Wyoming House Of Representatives passed House Bill 194 which does away with gun-free zones in schools.

The nature of the bill, known as “The School Safety and Security Act,” is such that it would allow school districts to decide whether or not they would allow their employees to carry guns on school grounds, provided they have a concealed carry permit.

The bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. John Eklund, believes that this is a great way to see a brighter future for gun rights, stating “If we’re trying to get full rights, this will kind of crack the door open.”

The bill has been getting a lot of support but a lot of opposition as well. Anti-gun legislators believe that guns have no place in schools.

“I support Second Amendment rights, but I cannot support anything that puts guns in schools,” said Democrat Debbie Bovee.

But the opposition isn't stopping the government from moving forward with the bill. And a few other states are also in the process of eliminating school gun free zones.

The state of Kentucky is also taking steps with Republican Rep. Thomas Massie taking the lead with the “Safe Students Act.” Florida Senator Greg Steube is also looking to end gun-free zones in schools as well with Senate Bill 140.

So what do you think about the elimination of gun free zones in schools? Do you think it's a good idea or a bad idea? Let me know on Facebook or in the comments section below.



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