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Two Gun Rights Activists Advocate for Arlington Teachers to Carry Concealed Weapons

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Two gun-rights activists are advocating for teachers in Arlington to be allowed to carry concealed handguns at their workplace.

Max Baker with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that retired teacher David McElwee and Bill Sandlin, both National Rifle Association members, made the proposal to the Arlington school board last year.

The duo plans to make the same request soon, in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut which left 20 children and six adults dead on December 14th.

According to the Star-Telegram, the two are utilizing the help of attorneys to prepare their proposal for the Arlington school board again.

Teachers with a concealed handgun license in the Harrold school district, just west of Wichita Falls, are allowed to carry their weapons on their school campuses. The measure was implemented in 2007.

Peter Baron, Arlington’s school board president, says that he does not support the idea of allowing teachers to carry handguns, and that the board’s attitude has not changed from the last time they were addressed by McElwee and Sandlin.

More on this story is available from the Star-Telegram.

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