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Posted: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:58AM

Bill to arm teachers



Legislation has been filed that would allow teachers and principals to bring their guns into classrooms in Louisiana.

The bill is by Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo who says this is in response to an increase in gun violence, particularly on school campuses.
 
Garofalo's bill will no doubt run into resistance from those on the side of the gun control debate who feel guns only create more problems. He feels this legislation will "take up the welcome mat" and send a clear signal to those who would do harm.

"We have to do something to show the criminals and the crazies that we are taking action and they may meet some resistance if they go onto those campuses," Garofalo said.

While the bill has not been scheduled for hearing at this time, Garofalo anticipates a committee hearing date will be set in the near future.

 

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