Patrick Neville survived the infamous school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in 1999. Like the other students, faculty, staff and administrators that day, he learned firsthand the futility of gun control laws, including the futility of the practice of declaring schools “gun free zones.”

92-percent of all mass shootings in the United States since 2009 have taken place in these so-called “gun-free zones.”

Now an elected official, Rep. Neville (R-Castle Rock) is introducing a bill to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry firearms in public schools.

A student who survived the Columbine High School massacre has introduced a bill that would allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit the right to conceal and carry firearms in public schools.

Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, was a student at Columbine in 1999 in Jefferson County when two seniors went on a rampage, killing 12 fellow students and a teacher.

“This bill will allow honest law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm for protection if they choose to,” Neville said in a news release. “But most importantly, it will give them the right to be equipped to defend our children from the most dangerous situations.”

The bill is one of several introduced in the Colorado legislature this year. Most of the firearms-related bills introduced in Colorado this session are expected to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate, and die in the Democrat-controlled House.

The battle in Colorado is symptomatic of a larger legislative battle over guns on campus occurring nationwide.

Florida, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, are all advancing different bills to allow concealed carry on campus.

It remains to be seen if any of these bills will be signed into law, and unfortunately, the larger left-leaning education establishment is as dead-set against the Second Amendment as the are the First and the Fourth. You have to remember that these control-oriented educators are the same zealots that brought us “free speech zones” to squelch dissenting thought on campus, and who hysterically suspend students for everything from eating pastries to threatening to use the “one ring” from the Hobbit.

They will continue to fight tooth and nail against defending the lives of our students and teachers until The Expected Attack happens.

The Expected Attack (should we ™ that?) is the long expected mass attack on an American public school (or schools) by cells of Islamic terrorists who have been transiting our virtually undefended southern border for more than a decade.

William Forstchen wrote a chilling novella called Day of Wrath imagining how such a series of attacks might be conducted across the nation, and reading it will make you sick to your stomach as you realize just how vulnerable our schools are to these sorts of attacks.

U.S. counter-terrorism experts agree that this kind of attack is coming to America, but government on every level and education administrators refuse to acknowledge the certainty of these attacks. They have instead have retreated into the “it can’t happen here” delusion that should have been shattered once and for all on September 11, 2001.

After a December terrorist attack on a Pakistani school left 150 students and teachers dead, government officials declared that arming teachers with concealed weapons is a “logical step” considering the threat of Islamic terrorism.  At Peshawar’s Government High School for Boys, principal  Abdul Saeed keeps a loaded handgun nearby. He will not be caught defenseless if mass killers attack his school.

“After what I have seen I refuse to be helpless and unarmed if anyone comes in to attack my students the way [the militants] did in December.

“We were once warriors of the chalk and the blackboard. Now we must be soldiers at war and fight for the cause of education and a brighter future for our children.”

It’s too bad that American educators, terrified of everything, don’t share his passion to protect our students from madmen of every stripe.