GA School District Approves Keeping AR15s (Colt 6920) on School Property

December 20 2013
by GSL Staff
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Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 3.16.39 PMThe Gainesville, GA Board of Education has finally concluded a nearly year long debate with a final vote.

The school has decided that the three schools in its districts will have Colt 6920 AR-15 rifles on campus.

The rifles will be accessible to the school resource officer only and will be kept in a biometric safe.

Most people involved in the discussion supported the move, which would give on the scene resource officers a better ability to more safely take longer range shots in an active shooter scenario.

However, at least one board member, Willie Mitchell, opposed the idea. According to The Gainesville Times,

Mitchell opposed the measure.

“For some reason or another, I just can’t buy into guns in school,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s the best way to (take care) of the situation.

“I understand with some things in life … things make headlines,” Mitchell added.

“We respond. To me it’s like putting Band-Aids on a cancer. Yeah, we need to study ways to keep bad people out of our school system but a gun in a cabinet, away from where probably the scene would happen, isn’t going to stop any damage.”

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