Tuesday, January 15, 2013

IN: Support Grows for Armed Teacher Volunteers

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican state Sen. Jim Tomes says there may growing support for his proposal to train more school teachers in the use of firearms.

Tomes, a gun-rights advocate from Wadesville, floated the idea of arming teachers in a December interview with an Indianapolis TV station when he was considering introducing legislation that would make it easier to do so.

Within days of the story, he heard from teachers and retired educators in Indiana and around the country who supported the idea.

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