A new website, smartschoolsafety.org, seeks to galvanize public opinion against House Bill 1087, the so-called “school sentinels” bill to allow districts to arm volunteer defenders.
“Guns in school may be coming to your community if radical Republicans have their way. The South Dakota House passed a bill to put more guns in the hands of school teachers, janitors, or other school personnel,” the website declares.
Is this a grassroots backlash against House Republican overreach?
The bottom of the website declares it’s paid for by “The Majority Project.”
If you visit South Dakota’s campaign finance website, you’ll find that’s a political action committee run by Ben Nesselhuf, who just happens to be the chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party.