The deadly school shooting in Connecticut has prompted a South Dakota legislator to begin drafting a bill that would allow teachers, administrators and even janitors with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns to school.
Rep. Betty Olson, a Republican from Prairie City, tells The Associated Press that she feels fewer people would have been killed in Newtown, Conn., had someone inside the school been armed. Twenty-six people, including 20 children ages 6 and 7, were shot to death in the Friday rampage.
Olson's suggestion will be met with debate. Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Angie Buhl says she welcomes a "much-needed conversation about gun safety" but says she thinks there should be fewer guns rather than more. She also questions how gun-carrying school personnel would be trained.
Most Popular Today
South Dakota Farmer Named Treasurer Of World Soy Initiative
Starting School Later Let Iowa Families Have More Summer Fun
- 3.Livestock, Agriculture
All State Turkey Farms Hit By Bird Flu Restocked, Recovering
General Mills Sets Ambitious Goal For Greenhouse Gas Cuts
Monday Morning Business Brief
Monday Afternoon Business Brief
BBB Warns Scam Attempts Likely to Follow Virginia Shooting