Neb. (state) senator probably won't try to pass bill that would arm schoolteachers
Source: Omaha World Herald
By Joe Duggan and Bob Glissmann
LINCOLN — Mark Christensen, a state senator who tried and failed two years ago to pass legislation to arm Nebraska teachers with concealed handguns says he's 99 percent sure he won't introduce a similar proposal in the upcoming session.
While that concept generated controversy in 2011, Friday's suggestion by the National Rifle Association to place armed security officers in every school seemed somewhat less divisive among those in Nebraska exploring ways to curb gun violence in schools.
“Having an armed person at the school properly trained, that's something we could take a look at,” Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha said Friday. “I would certainly be less resistant to that than arming teachers.”
Ashford is chairman of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, which would consider any gun-related proposal introduced after the session begins Jan. 9 at the State Capitol in Lincoln.