Thursday, July 21, 2016

S 3186 Introduced – Active Shooter Support

Last week Sen. Carper (D,DE) introduced S 3186, the Active Shooter Preparedness Enhancement Act of 2016. This is a companion bill to HR 5643, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Duckworth (D,IL).

Moving Forward

Carper is the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the committee to which this bill was assigned for consideration. Thus, unlike HR 5643, this bill has the potential for being considered in Committee.

There is nothing in the bill that would draw any significant opposition, so there is a good chance that if the bill were considered in committee or on the Senate floor that it would pass with at least some bipartisan support. The problem is, this late into the final month of the 114th Congress few bills will make it to the floor for consideration.


For anyone interested in this type of legislation, I would urge them to read my post on HR 5643. In short, any active shooter incident at an industrial facility needs to take into account the types, quantities and locations of any hazardous chemicals stored, produced or used at the site. I have seen little or no discussion of this inherent problem in any of the publications I have seen about active shooter events.

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