Thursday, August 15, 2013

AG Candidate Sterling Responds to Board Ruling

Republican Attorney General candidate David Sterling today responded to the Board ruling suspending the licenses granted to schools who had requested them in an attempt to better protect their children.
“I am greatly disappointed in the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies and their ruling today, effectively taking control away from the local schools and parents. I believe we need to do whatever we can to protect our school children from senseless acts of violence like we've seen in Jonesboro, Columbine and Newtown. Disarming law abiding citizens in violation of the 2nd Amendment is not the answer.” Sterling said.

“I am greatly disappointed in the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies and their ruling today, effectively taking control away from the local schools and parents. I believe we need to do whatever we can to protect our school children from senseless acts of violence like we've seen in Jonesboro, Columbine and Newtown. Disarming law abiding citizens in violation of the 2nd Amendment is not the answer.” Sterling said.

“If current law does not authorize school districts to allow teachers and administrators to arm themselves to protect our children from such acts, I will ask the General Assembly to enact whatever is necessary to allow them to do so if they so choose. The law should allow school districts to voluntarily implement a program, with intensive training on firearm safety and procedures to quickly put down such a threat. This would simply be another tool to combat potential threats to our children, and I applaud the efforts of the Clarksville School District for their concerns for their students and efforts to protect them”


Tags: David Sterling, AG Candidate, Arkansas, board gulling, gun licenses, public schools

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