The state House voted 76-17 for HB 2329, despite opposition from Republican House member Ann Coody, of Lawton, who is a former high school principal, who voiced concern about the safety of having guns on school campuses at all. The bill allows individuals who already have a handgun carry permit to keep their weapon locked inside their vehicle on public school campuses.
The bill’s author, Sally Kern (you already know about her, just Google it, okay?) says her bill is about “protecting the constitutional rights of law abiding citisens.”
Meanwhile, what about funding those schools in the first place? Instead, the Legislature has made it easier for some nutbag to break into a car and steal a handgun and do Gawd-knows-what with it.
The thing I hate about these sort of laws is that they always use, “A good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun,” and when you point out that the vast majority of those are cops, security guards, bodyguards, or people in other protective jobs (and that’s if the shooters don’t commit suicide before they can be reached), they will point to the Pearl, Mississippi, shooting in which Luke Woodham was stopped by the vice-principal, who had his handgun in his car.
Well, yeah, that’s great. Except by the time that happened, Luke had already killed his mom, his ex-girlfriend, and another girl and wounded seven other people before he was stopped. So the vice-principal didn’t stop his mass murder spree so much as he did shorten it.
But hey, you know what might have saved some of those people? If Luke Woodham never got a gun in the first fucking place. (I say “some” because his mom was stabbed.)