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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:01 AM

Guns already allowed in schools with little restriction in many states

With the debate over gun violence reshaped by the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last month, lawmakers across the country are pushing proposals to arm teachers in the classroom. But many of them may be wasting their time.

More than a third of the states already allow teachers and other adults to carry guns to school. In most cases, all you need is the equivalent of a note from the principal you usually don't even need law enforcement approval.

NBC News reviewed the firearms and education laws in all 50 states and found that 18 of them allow adults to have a loaded gun on school grounds, usually as long as they have written permission.

That's for pretty much any reason; the list doesn't include states that generally ban guns but carve out narrow exceptions for specific activities like safety demonstrations or military formations and parades.

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/14/16468754-guns-already-allowed-in-schools-with-little-restriction-in-many-states?lite

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:37 AM

1. Oregon

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Bans guns in school unless you have a concealed carry permit.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:43 AM

2. I wonder how often that's done

For that matter it would good to have some hard data on the number of guns actually in schools, legally and illegally.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:46 AM

3. If only there had been an armed guard at Columbine...

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:01 AM

4. The police officer assigned to the school was off site when the shooting started

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