Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Thursday that would repeal a 1990 law banning guns from school zones, reports the Washington Examiner.
Rand's bill would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and all amendments to that law.
The law bans weapons in and around all public and private K-12 schools, with limited exceptions.
In early 2013, just weeks after the Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 elementary school kids, Rand said it was time to arm teachers.
"If my kids were at that school, I would have preferred that the teacher had concealed-carry and had a gun in her desk," Paul said then, according to USA Today.
"Is it perfect? No. Would they always get the killer? No. Would an accident sometimes happen in a melee? Maybe. But nobody had any defense, and he just kept shooting until he was tired and he decided to shoot himself," he said of the Connecticut shooting.
Government should be out of the education business but it is absolutely horrific that government schools on top of their terrible education efforts are kill zones where the mentally disturbed know they can attack without meeting return fire.
Education should be turned back to the private sector where different schools can try different protection techniques. In the meantime, Rand's legislation is a decent step in the right direction in the face of the mad gun confiscation demands of a good chunk of the hysterical masses.