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A number of states have realized that keeping schools as gun-free zones only makes them targets for whackos and places students in danger, so they have passed laws to allow teachers and faculty to trained and armed. The Pennsylvania Senate took a step in the direction by passing a bill that would allow public school workers to bring guns onto campus property.

Controversial legislation allowing Pennsylvania public school workers to bring guns onto school grounds narrowly passed the State Senate on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 383 passed by a vote of 28-22, with six Republican Senators voting against it. The legislation would allow school employees who are licensed to carry firearms the ability to store their gun in their classroom or office inside a safe.

Senator John Eichelberger (R-Cumberland, Franklin, Blair) co-sponsored the bill and led the legislation out of the Education Committee, of which he is chairman…

When a similar bill was signed into law in Ohio a couple of years ago, firearm training centers were overwhelmed with thousands of requests from teachers and faculty members wanting to be trained and licensed to be able to take their concealed carry guns to school with them. They believe it will help prevent making their schools targets and if someone does start shootings, they will be ready to stop them and save lives. That’s what PA lawmakers want for their schools also.

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