GOP Senate Candidate Says Teachers Should Be Allowed Machine Guns In Schools
A Republican Senate hopeful is raising a few eyebrows following his recent comments suggesting that teachers should be allowed to carry machine guns in schools.
via Think Progress
South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright (R), who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the GOP primary, said on Friday that school teachers should be able to carry machine guns to protect students from gun violence.
Appearing on Fox News Radio’s “The Alan Colmes Show”, Bright expanded on his proposed bill to create high school courses on how to use a fire arm by agreeing with Colmes that the government cannot legally restrict gun ownership on school grounds:
Colmes: So [teachers] shouldn’t have machine guns?
Bright: I would think a teacher protecting a school grounds should be able to carry whatever she can carry legally.
Colmes: So should machine guns be legal to carry?
Bright: The Second Amendment is pretty clear. It says the right to carry arms should not be infringed. […]
Colmes: So you should be able to have any gun you want?
Bright: Well, I don’t see how the government can regulate it.
Do you agree Bright’s position given the recent increase in school shootings? Or is allowing teachers to have machine guns in schools to extreme? Let’s discuss.