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Release date: June 4, 2018


Bill Provides Active Shooter Protection for Students

  Legislators herald introduction of House Bill 1039:
“School Self-Defense Act”


Press conference:

When: Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 A.M. EDT
Where: NC General Assembly, Legislative Building Rm. 1328, 16. W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601.
Who: Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, John Blust and Mark Brody



To deter active shooter scenarios and better protect North Carolina students, North Carolina House Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, John Blust and Mark Brody have introduced HB 1039: “School Self-Defense Act,” which is patterned after the Department of Homeland Security’s highly successful “Federal Flight Deck Officer” program and would:

    • Create a “Volunteer School Faculty Guardian” program for full or part-time school faculty members who have concealed handgun permits and wish to carry firearms to protect students;
    • Create an active shooter training program for School Faculty Guardians; and
    • Allow school systems to “opt out” should they choose to do so.


Teachers to speak out in favor of HB 1039:

The June 5 press conference will allow an opportunity for teachers in favor of arming faculty members, whose voices have long been stifled, to be heard.

Said GRNC president Paul Valone:
“Too often, politicians have wrongly equated protecting school children with the loss of individual freedom. GRNC thanks these courageous legislators for promoting a solution, already operating successfully in Ohio and elsewhere, which will deter mass killings, allow volunteer faculty members to provide a last layer of defense for school children, and preserve our Constitutional liberties.”

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