“Patrick Neville was a sophomore at Columbine High School when two peers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, murdered 12 students and a teacher before taking their own lives.
Neville is now a Republican Representative from Castle Rock. On Monday, 16 years after surviving one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, he will defend a bill to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to bring a firearm to school.
‘I remember fathers coming up to me whose sons I knew well, asking where they were,’ said Neville. ‘People I’d known since elementary school are no longer with us today. I think some of the staff who were heroic in so many ways that day, if they’d had the ability to equip themselves, some of my friends might still be with us.’
Neville said the trauma of the Columbine shooting not only motivated this bill but changed how he thought about life in general.”
(Via.) The Colorado Independent