Friday, October 24th, 2014

Lawmakers Renew Push To Allow Teachers To Arm Themselves In The Classroom

A bill before Arizona lawmakers this session renews a push to allow teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.
Attorney General Tom Horne and other supporters say the legislation would protect children and staff in the event of a mass shooting. But opponents would rather have police officers assigned to schools. Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill considers the proposal little more than a ploy to expand gun rights. The legislation is in its earliest stages, and it is too early to gauge its chances of passing, but a similar proposal failed last year.

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