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Lawmakers Propose Arming School Teachers

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The bill, which has the backing of seven Republican lawmakers, would allow school districts to use education funds to train teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons.

Assembly member Tim Donnelly made the proposal in response to the school shooting in Newtown Connecticut. He says the legislation also protects the rights of gun owners.

"Going after bullets, going after different types of guns, trying to require multiple registrations , the only problem with that is if you enacted every single proposal under consideration in the state of California today, you wouldn't have saved a single life."

The identities of teachers or school employees who become Marshals would be protected from public record laws for weapon permits.

Current law allows teachers, administrators or campus staff to carry concealed weapons if the school permits it.

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