"If it prevents one death, just one, then I'll believe that it's the right thing to do."

According to Louisiana Radio Network, Representative Ray Garofalo (R-Chalmette) has filed a bill seeking to allow teachers and principals to bring their guns into classrooms. He says his bill would require teachers and administrators to possess a concealed carry permit and an annual eight hours of tactical training "that's specifically designed to deal with situations that they may run into on a K-12 campus."

I just believe that we have to do something to show the criminals and the crazies that we're taking action and that they may meet some resistance if they go on to those campuses

"I just believe that we have to do something to show the criminals and the crazies that we're taking action and that they may meet some resistance if they go on to those campuses," say Rep. Garofola, who says this legislation is in response to an increase in gun violence, particularly on school campuses. He feels this legislation will "take up the welcome mat" and send a clear signal to those who would do harm.

Rep. Garofalo is still waiting for a committee hearing date to be set, possibly in the near future.