Column: Guns near schools serve as dangerous contradiction

I am writing concerning a proposal from state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, that would allow adults to conceal guns inside vehicles on school parking lots.

As a teacher at Brownstown Central High School, I can see no intrinsic value to education in this proposed law. With schools spending large amounts of money on school security and the state of Indiana giving grants to employ security officers in schools, this seems like a huge contradiction.

As a gun owner and sportsman, I am against gun control when applied unnecessarily, but I can see no reason for allowing guns in school parking lots.

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