School boards, local; employee firearms training. (HB21)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; employee firearms training. Requires every school board in the Commonwealth to designate at least one qualified person for every school in the district who, upon application with the school board, may carry a concealed handgun on school property. The bill requires all designated persons, including certain school division employees, certain school volunteers who carry valid concealed handgun permits, and certain retired law-enforcement officers, to be certified and trained by the Virginia Center for School Safety or the National Rifle Association in the storage, use, and handling of a concealed handgun. The bill also outlines the training requirements for designated persons as designed by the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/21/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100777D
11/21/2013Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2014Left in Education


Anna Yeisley writes:

I am fully in support of arming teachers as well as civilians as the NATURAL, PROPER and SAFE defense of a free state. Our Virginia Constitution says:

Section 13. That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Keep us safe from the encroaching MILITARY / POLICE state..... We don't want our schools or our communities exemplifying battle grounds with armed soldiers (police) roaming the streets.....

Gregg J writes:

An arms race in the schools is the wrong answer. Any indivdual intent on doing harm in a school will do so. If teachers are armed, a rogue indivdual/student will be better prepared by wearing body armor, having tear gas/pepper spray, automatic weapons etc. Whats next, helmets and bullet proof vests for all teachers and students during the school day? In this case, fighting fire with fire is truly stupid.

Chris writes:

Increased gun ownership and lawful concealed carrying decreases crime. Research it! All these big shootings occur in "Gun Free" zones, why do you think that is? The only solution that works is LAW abiding citizens lawfully bearing arms. If this decreases crime why stand against it, only your personal fear and lack of comfort with guns. Go to any gun range and take a class you will see that using firearms is a safe sport and can be used for your personal protection.

Imagine an America founded without guns, it wouldn't happen, we would still be a British colony. Become educated don't quote misleading facts.

It was true 14 years ago and still is:

Support this and all common sense BILLS giving lawful citizens more freedom!

Waldo Jaquith writes:

All these big shootings occur in "Gun Free" zones

No, they don't. You completely made that up.