Thursday, May 02, 2013

MO:Lawmakers aim to arm teachers and lower age to carry concealed weapons


With just weeks left in the year's legislative session, Republican lawmakers in both chambers pushed forward more gun legislation, over the vocal objections of Democrats who say the focus of gun debates should be on preventing violent crime.

The state House voted 123-34 to pass a measure that would allow schoolteachers to carry concealed weapons in their classroom and act as "school protection officers." Republican supporters said during debate that those teachers could protect students from a school shooting like the one that killed 26 people in Newtown, Conn. in December.

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