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Tue May 23, 2017, 08:17 PM

California lawmakers aim to strengthen gun ban in schools

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers have passed a bill to revoke superintendents’ ability to let people carry guns in a school zone.

The California Assembly passed AB424 43-23 Monday, sending the measure to the state Senate.

The Legislature initially let superintendents give people permission to carry guns on campus to ensure domestic violence survivors could protect themselves, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty said. But the Sacramento Democrat says the provision has been “exploited” by school districts to allow cafeteria aids, teachers and yard duty assistants to carry firearms in schools.

“This was not the intent of the bill passed a few years ago,” said McCarty, who authored AB424. “Research shows allowing more guns in schools makes them less safe.”

Read more: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/05/23/california-lawmakers-aim-to-strengthen-gun-ban-in-schools/

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