I support the bill. Many readers won’t get past that statement.
Why are the naysayers latching on retired. It says “off duty” AND “retired.” Shouldn’t the off-duty officer getting her kids from school after work be armed. Of course, you’ll say no to that. It amazes me how many people think they are high-level thinkers and can’t get beyond their own socially-constructed biases. Stop and think about issues before firing off your cookie-cutter objections. Guns and threats to schools are a reality. They would be so for years, even if we outlawed guns tomorrow, and then disregarded the Constitution again to search every home. Good people are trying to find solutions to this issue. Rather than stereotyping every officer or supporter of responsible gun ownership, put on your thinking cap and contribute to the solution. It will be awkward and uncomfortable at first, but you can do it. You might even like it.