State Senate Rejects SB 1132; Bill Would Have Allowed Concealed Handguns on K-12 School Property
Today, the Virginia State Senate rejected Senate Bill 1132, a dangerous bill that would have allowed concealed handgun permit holders to carry guns into public and private K-12 schools outside of normal school hours.
In response, Gena Reeder, a volunteer with the Virginia Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, released the statement below:
“It’s simple: guns have no place in Virginia’s schools, regardless of the time of day. Today, the Virginia Senate stood on the side of safety for our children by rejecting SB 1132. This dangerous bill would have compromised what our children’s schools should be – safe havens where they go to learn and thrive, even when it’s outside of normal school hours. It’s time we focus on keeping guns out of dangerous hands in the first place and fostering a safe learning environment for our students.”
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million members and more than 40,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand