Florida bill to allow guns in schools passes subcommittee

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A bill that would arm school officials is speedily making its way through the Florida House of Representatives, where the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee approved it by a vote of 8-4.

All four opposing votes came from Democrats.

HB 753, sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, would allow local school boards or school principals to designate employees -- typically former or current law enforcement officers -- to carry guns on campus.

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