California Republican Lawmakers Propose Training School Staff in Gun Use

Friday, February 1, 2013

A group of seven Republican state legislators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow school districts to use state funds to give firearm training to staff so they are equipped to ward off campus attackers.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said he introduced AB 202, which he dubbed the "the California School Marshal Plan," in response to the December shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults.

"The teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook showed incredible bravery, laying their lives down for their students," the Twin Peaks lawmaker said. "We must honor their sacrifice by ensuring that our teachers are not left defenseless again."

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