by Max Brantley
(A) Legal limitations on the use of firearms;Collins successfully opposed amendments before the Senate committee approved the bill yesterday, but there's apparently sufficient resistance in the full Senate for Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who'd argued for a training requirement, to get another run at it. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he favored the situation as it now exists, guns allowed only by vote of campus governing boards, which none has done.
(B) Fundamental use of firearms, including firearm safety
drills, tactics, and required qualification on an approved course of fire;
(C) Active shooter training;
(D) Active shooter simulation scenarios;
(E) Trauma care;
(F) Defensive tactics;
(G) Weapon retention; and
(H) Handgun safety and maintenance.
(2) A training program administered under this subsection shall
consist of at least sixteen (16) hours.
(3) A training program under this subsection shall have
comparable standards to an active shooter or related training program administered by the commission.
No I am not okay. I drafted an amendment in partnership with Senator Hutchinson yesterday and he chose to ditch that one and run this one instead. It is a bad amendment. The one we did together was an excellent training amendment. I am not opposed to using training, but in order to maintain a deterrent must then drop the employee only restriction. Hutchinson amendment adds unlimited training and further restricts who can carry along with other things.