Similar to past school shootings, the heartbreaking tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting left many debating over the issue of gun control. One Alabama lawmaker believes he has the solution to make schools safer, reports.

Rep. Will Ainsworth (R), wants to sponsor a bill that would allow public school teachers to carry concealed weapons throughout the school day after undergoing firearms training. Ainsworth, who is running for lieutenant governor, said his proposal came from local educators who approached him to create legislation so that they're able to protect themselves in classrooms.

Ainsworth plans to conduct further research and likened teachers to air marshals who carry concealed weapons on commercial flights as a means of caution and protection. 

"Our children are sitting ducks in gun-free schools, and as the parent of three public school students, I believe we must act now in order to prevent another tragedy," Ainsworth said in a press release. 

Gun control proponents certainly weren't feeling this idea, however, and pushed back on the idea on Twitter.