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Bill Arming Some Teachers with Concealed Handguns Passes

The Republican supermajority passed a bill that allows teachers who go through special training to bring handguns to school. The proposal was staunchly opposed by Democratic lawmakers, as well as activists who condemned lawmakers from the House's public gallery after it was approved.

The bill was originally going to be considered in the House in 2023, but the bill was shelved after major demonstrations calling for gun reform and for lawmakers to act on gun violence. The demonstrations turned into condemnations that year as lawmakers failed to pass bills that would have restricted access to gun...

 

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