Law Shield recognizes that a recently introduced bill to allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry firearms in Colorado public schools is unlikely to pass in the Democrat-controlled Colorado House, but we think it has merit.

State Rep. Patrick Neville has introduced HB 15-1168, which, with certain exceptions, would amend the current law that limits “the authority of a person who holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun by prohibiting permit holders from carrying a concealed handgun on public elementary, middle, junior high, and high school grounds.”

Neville graduated from Columbine High School and was there on the day of the shooting in 1999.

“This bill will allow honest law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm for protection if they choose to,” Neville said. “But most importantly, it will give them the right to be equipped to defend our children from the most dangerous situations.”

If HB 15-1168 advances, we’ll let our members know.