I was disappointed by the failure of the Utah Senate to pass SB71, which would have sought $10 million from private investors to strengthen and expand high quality preschool programs for at-risk children ("Utah lawmakers kill preschool bill for at-risk children," Tribune March 6).
Upon studying the course of this legislative session, I can find only one logical reason why it didn’t pass — it failed to mention guns. If bill sponsor Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, wanted the bill to pass he should have simply included a provision that early childhood educators must conceal carry a firearm in the classroom.
Perhaps they could have even incorporated gun education into the curriculum. Because if there’s one thing at-risk children need to learn about early, it’s guns.
Salt Lake City
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