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Teachers Barred From Carrying Guns in New York Schools

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In the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,  Trump embraced a proposal to arm teachers as a way to prevent further mass shootings in schools. His support for the idea, which had been proposed by the National Rifle Association, invigorated a nationwide debate over whether the people educating children should also bear the responsibility of wielding firearms to protect them.In New York, the answer from state lawmakers was a firm no. Gov. Cuomo  signed a bill that prevents local school districts from allowing teachers and administrators to carry guns on school grounds.“The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this country has never been and never will be more guns,” Mr. Cuomo said!'

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"In New York, until Wednesday, state law did not prevent school districts from making the decision to arm educators or permit them to carry firearms in school."


and BTW folks, there are 15,880 separate school systems in 50 states... so the NRA wins this non-debate, simply by doing its thing by providing an exception to the law for people licensed to carry a firearm. License the teacher to carry...even though that is insane and not part of the job... who next...doctors?

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