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Fri Jan 26, 2018, 05:13 PM

Kentucky shooting fuels debate on allowing guns in schools

Source: Associated Press

Kentucky shooting fuels debate on allowing guns in schools

BY ADAM BEAM
Associated Press
January 26, 2018 04:16 PM

Updated 56 minutes ago

FRANKFORT, KY.

Hours after authorities say a 15-year-old student shot and killed two classmates at a western Kentucky high school, a Republican senator in the state's Capitol rushed to file a bill intended to prevent future tragedies by putting more guns in schools.

The legislation from state Sen. Steve West would let local districts hire armed marshals to patrol public schools, make citizen's arrests and protect people from "imminent death or serious physical injury." Marshals wouldn't have to be police officers, but school district employees in good standing who have a license to carry concealed weapons.

"I'm going to be beating the drum again. We had this shooting this week. If we do what we did last time and nothing is done, this will come back again," West said of Tuesday's violence.

As school shootings become more commonplace, debates are raging in Kentucky and state legislatures nationwide about how to prevent them. Some pursue laws that would make it harder for teenagers and others to buy guns and bring them onto school grounds. Others, including some Democrats, want to increase the number of people allowed to carry guns in schools, believing that will deter shootings from starting and quickly stop the ones that do.

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Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article196818899.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 26, 2018, 05:16 PM

1. We are a danger to planet earth societies. We need to be quarantined, maybe the wall is a good

idea after all.

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Sat Jan 27, 2018, 01:03 PM

2. Copied from article:

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"Some pursue laws that would make it harder for teenagers and others to buy guns and bring them onto school grounds."

It's already illegal for "teenagers", under 18, to purchase firearms. Probably illegal in KY to purchase handgun if under 21. Bet money that it's illegal for the kids to bring them on school grounds. Bet a zillion dollars that it's illegal to shoot someone not in self defense. Can we make it all just a little more illegaler???

ETA: Missed "m" in "from".

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