Will Ainsworth reacts to the arming teacher bill failing this session

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An uphill battle from the start, Guntersville-Republican State Rep. Will Ainsworth‘s bill, HB435, to arm public school teachers has died this session.

Ainsworth said he and other lawmakers will be signing a petition urging Gov. Kay Ivey to call a special session this summer on school safety.

“Democrats killed any chance of our bill coming to the floor,” Ainsworth said of a video he posted on Facebook. “To say I’m frustrated, in an understatement, it’s shocking what they did.”

“We literally have 500, maybe more schools in this state, that do not even have a school resource officer, but yet Democrats decided today that they were going to filibuster, filibuster, filibuster, and not even give local schools the option to arm teachers,” Ainsworth said in the video

Watch it below: