Paul’s bill would repeal all amendments to this law and the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990.
The law bans firearms in and around with limited exceptions, all private and public K-12 schools. Its supporters say the law is needed to decrease violence at schools.
But Paul is a long-time advocate of allowing some educators to be armed, and has argued alongside other conservatives that current law makes colleges easy targets for mass shootings.
In ancient 2013, just weeks after the Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 elementary school children, Paul said it was time to arm teachers.
“If my children were at that school, I’d have preferred that the instructor had concealed-carry and had a gun in her desk,” Paul said then, according to USA Today.
“Is it perfect? No. Would they always get the killer? No. Would an accident sometimes occur in a melee? Maybe. But nobody had any defense, and he just kept shooting until he was tired and he chose to shoot himself,” he said of the Connecticut shooting.