Oklahoma school firearms bill gets reloaded

Ben Werdmuller/flickr The proposal to allow trained Oklahoma public school…

Ben Werdmuller/flickr

The proposal to allow trained Oklahoma public school teachers to bring handguns to schools, which misfired earlier this session, has new life. But it may be short-lived.

A week after the governor signed four bills into law recommended by a special panel as a way to keep students safe, the House of Representatives approved an amendment Thursday that contained the text of House Bill 1062, which called for the arming of qualified teachers or administrators.

HB 1062 passed the House last month, but the chairman of a Senate committee decided not to give it a hearing.

Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, author of HB 1062, said he revived his measure because of requests from parents and teachers wanting some sort of response to a violent situation in schools.

Read more at NewsOK.com

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