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USCCA President Condemns Virginia AG for Denying School Administrator’s Right to Protect Himself and Students Through Concealed Carry
USCCA President Condemns Virginia AG for Denying School Administrator’s Right to Protect Himself and Students Through Concealed Carry

West Bend, WI-(Ammoland.com)- The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which represents over 225,000 responsibly-armed and law-abiding Americans, today is denouncing an advisory opinion from Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring to have the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Services reject Lee County Superintendent Brian Austin's application to register as an armed special conservator of the peace. This is a designation the district hoped would permit school employees to carry firearms in schools.

“We wholeheartedly condemn the irresponsible decision made by the Attorney General of Virginia to deny a school administator’s right to protect himself and those around him,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association “Responsibly armed Americans with concealed-carry permits have been the front lines of defense against evildoers because they have the necessary knowledge, training and experience to protect those around them.”

“A number of school districts across the country in states like Colorado, South Dakota, and Texas are already allowing trained school officials with concealed carry permits to bring their personal firearm to campus in an effort to ramp up school security,” Schmidt added. “Federal and state governments should be supporting those efforts and ensuring every possible option is being considered to keep our children safe, not denying them their right to protect themselves.”

Background: A Virginia school district's effort to arm teachers and other school employees has encountered a setback after a state agency refused to endorse the district's plan.

The Department of Criminal Justice Services rejected Lee County Superintendent Brian Austin's application to register as an armed special conservator of the peace, a designation the district hoped would permit school employees to carry firearms on school property.

In a denial letter, the department cited an advisory opinion from state Attorney General Mark R. Herring, D, that deemed as unlawful the plan by the school system in far southwest Virginia.


About USCCAU.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and self-defense protection to responsible American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.

  • 3 thoughts on “USCCA – Responsibly Armed School Administrators Protect Students

    1. I disagree with the USCCA on so many points.

      1) Conceal carry permits should be fought as state infringements upon our rights. And even if we didn’t need permits I think the USCCA would be a valuable tool in training people that wanted training, in how to best conceal, and if needed use their firearms form a concealed position.

      2) I 100% agree with arming teachers, but disagree that it should ONLY be done from the CC position. Firearms can should be treated with responsibility and respect first and foremost, but they can ALSO be a fashionable accessory. I know this will make some of more weak among us cringe and cry about “firearms are only functional” but that just not the truth.
      Firearms and their holsters once shared a position of respect, responsibility and were also made pretty and unique to look good on the person carrying them.

      3) Our rights dictate that no one should be allowed to remove our human rights from us, merely because of a location we are in. If you open a store in the united states you operate under the law of the united states, and that law states that our HUMAN RIGHT to self defense in unalienable. So should it be in schools. This is not to say that teachers cannot be hired for a job if they cannot be shown to be proficient with a firearm to protect their charges, and function as needed by the profession.

      4) Many gun owners think that guns should never be treated roughly ever. Fact of the matter is, most firearms are either metal, or metal and really tough plastic. Sometimes it is necessary to throw a firearm especially in scenarios where disarming an attacker comes into play. If gun owners are not aware of not only how to fire a firearm, but also how to fight with said firearm(self defense right?) then they are not nearly as educated as they think they are.

      5) Accidents happen. It sucks, but it’s true, people are careless/negligent or too poor to take proper care of their property. While these accidents with firearms say at gun shows, mostly occur because of police or in schools(negligent discharges) also because of police, they quickly pawn of their mistakes upon the rest of the “civilian” population.
      Accidents with firearms are serious, but we cannot simply demand people have their rights removed because of what may be, or if no one was injured.
      An accident that results in injury or death should be deal with in the courts, but our HUMAN RIGHTS should be restored once their debt to society is payed. People seem to have little concern over the HUMAN RIGHTS of others, right up until it is they who are facing the problems of life long punishments for usually slight infractions.

      These are the top disagreements I have either with uscca and/or their members.

    2. Another idiot politician. The school district wanted to arm people with intelligence and not have “resource officers”.

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