ST. LOUIS, MO (CNN/KSDK) -- Ever since the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control has been a hot topic. Now comes word of a Missouri lawmaker who wants any parent who owns a gun to notify their child's school.
It's the next idea in a long list of proposed ideas for gun control; making it mandatory for parents to notify their children's schools about their gun supply.
Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she wants the violence in schools to stop and this is just one different idea that no one's brought up. She says, "It encourages parents to make sure they store their guns safely in their home, it also gives the school districts the opportunity to help encourage gun safety in the community and in the household."
Parent Danaelle Stidum said in response, "I agree with it, we need to know because a lot of parents aren't governing their homes properly,
Stidum seems to be in the minority. Most parents say the bill doesn't focus the attention on the parents that need to be focused on. Parent Bill Koster says, "It concerns me a bit because I think the parents that would have no problem registering the guns aren't the ones you have to worry about, I think it's the ones who don't or who are obtained by the students without their parents knowledge that's the concern."
The principal of Brentwood High says the information may help the police more than the school district. And what about blaming a parent for guns in their house they don't even know about? Don Rugraff says, "Maybe a student obtaining a weapon without the parent even knowing about it."
Parent Kris Mills says, "I understand what they are trying to do, but making us notify them if we have guns is not going to deter the behavior what makes people do what they do with guns."