This was introduced last Wednesday, the first day of the legislative session, but I missed it at the time — a Republican measure that would allow school boards, both public and charter, to let teachers carry concealed handguns.
The measure, Senate Bill 9, was introduced in the upper chamber by Sens. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, and Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, both known as staunch gun rights advocates. The House sponsor is rookie Republican Lori Saine, from Weld County.
The bill will first be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee (though it hasn’t been scheduled yet), and I’m going to go ahead and guess it’ll die there, at the hands of Senate Democrats, who control the committee by a 3-2 majority. Of course, that’s just a guess.
The Denver weekly news magazine Westword has a good story about the upcoming gun rights fight in the Legislature. Enjoy.