Raleigh, North Carolina – Some lawmakers are open to giving North Carolina private and parochial schools the right for some employees or school volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds to provide safety.
A State Senate bill introduced this week would allow the school’s administration or governing body to decide whether to give approval to certain staff members to carry a firearm, tear gas or stun gun if that individual has a state legal concealed weapons permit and is trained. Under current law, it is illegal in most instances to have a firearm on any school campus.
The bill also makes it legal for the permit holder to possess a weapon on a religious school campus to attend religious services.
A similar bill was introduced in the House on Thursday but applies only to private schools in Forsyth County.
These bills are a good first step in letting citizens arm themselves and have some degree of protection against criminals who target so called “gun free zones”.