Rep. Mark McCullough (R-Sapula) didn't hesitating after the deplorable events in Newtown, CT. He's pledged to introduce legislation that would let teachers and administrators with concealed carry permits carry their weapons at work and at after-school events like sports games and concerts.
His plan would also provide additional funding for teachers to be trained as law enforcement officers.
In an interview, McCullough was adamant that arming teachers both in school and at after-school events was a good idea.
“We cannot continue to be shackled by politically correct, reflexive, anti-gun sentiment." said McCullough. "...I believe it’s an idea whose time has come."
He's not alone. Sen. Ralph Shortey, (R-Oklahoma City) is also on the record supporting putting more guns in schools.
"Allowing teachers and administrators with concealed-carry permits the ability to have weapons at school events would provide both a measure of security for students and a deterrent against attackers," said Shorty.
Current Oklahoma law makes it a felony to carry firearms on school property.
When asked how she felt about the plans, Second Amendment supporter Gov. Mary Fallin said she wouldn't offer an opinion as the legislature won't be in session, and legislation couldn't be presented, until February. She intends to review and update current safety procedures in Oklahoma schools.