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Guns do not belong in the public schools!
The Salt Lake City School Board is the latest to weigh in with that wise and practical opinion.
Regardless, because of a ridiculous law passed last legislative session, the Salt Lake City School Board, along with other school boards around the state, have been forced to adopt policies to allow legally carried concealed weapons in the schools.
In KSL’s view, such a requirement is an affront to reasonable efforts to keep Utah’s schools safe.
In passing the obligatory pro-concealed weapons policy though, the Salt Lake City School Board members expressed their true feelings in a thoughtful resolution to be forwarded to lawmakers. In essence, it expresses the view that school children and their families ought to have "at least the same protection from weapons that is afforded private residences and houses of worship."
We urge sensible lawmakers to give heed to the Salt Lake City School Board resolution. Have the courage to withstand the enormous pressure of the gun lobby on this issue and do what is right for Utah school children. Reverse the absurd decision to allow concealed weapons in Utah’s schools. In no way would such an action compromise the constitutional right to bear arms.