Oh yeah, that should make those school shootings more efficient.
Courtesy of the NYT:
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey wants school principals and other administrators to be able to access a weapon stored on campus.
Ivey on Wednesday announced her implementation of a “School Sentry Program.” It will allow administrators in schools that do not have a law enforcement officer on campus to access a weapon kept in a fingerprint-controlled safe.
Ivey’s office said the program is voluntary and school systems can decide whether to participate. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will oversee training.
The Alabama Association of School Boards said that while having trained school resource officers is the “optimal first line of defense” and arming school personnel isn’t a long-term solution, it recognizes Ivey’s desire to move quickly to protect children.
“The Alabama Sentry program appears to be a reasonable, interim solution with some sensible safeguards until the legislature can address this issue and identify a long-term plan to fund SROs,” Sally Smith, executive director of the association, said in the statement.
Okay, so should we write the headline now, or wait for the list of casualties?
More guns = more guns = more gun deaths.