Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) is ready to sign a bill allowing school employees to legally carry firearms on campus.
The bill recently passed the Ohio state legislature after vigorous debate and staunch opposition from the legislature’s Democratic members.
Proponents of the bill insist it could prevent further mass school shootings — like the recent shooting in Uvalde Texas that claimed 21 lives. In this case, local law enforcement were ordered to stand down for more than an hour while an active shooter roamed the school and killed children and unarmed staff.
The bill’s detractors say it “sends the wrong message in encouraging teachers and other school staff to arm themselves.”