Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie says a number of actions can be taken to improve school safety without banning assault-style weapons.
The Republican lawmaker held a town hall in Bowling Green on Monday dubbed "A Conversation With Constituents."
The event drew a small, but passionate crowd frustrated by Congress’ inaction on gun control. Congressman Guthrie said he thinks the most effective response to school shootings is adding resource officers in every school.
"If people go into schools, if they illegally walk into schools with a gun, they know no one else in there has one unless it's a resource officer," Guthrie told WKU Public Radio. "When you have a sign that says, 'This is a gun-free zone,' and then someone walks in with a gun, they know it's a gun-free zone."