As state lawmakers head back to the State Capitol this week, one hot topic that will certainly receive attention is that of school safety. In fact, State Representative Eric Watson has already introduced legislation that would allow districts to opt into a program to allow educators to receive training to carry their concealed weapons while in schools. The Cleveland Republican says he's been urged by several educators in the area he represents to file the bill.
Just this past weekend, many local politicans attended a re-election fundraiser for State Representative Mike Sparks. The Second Amendment Rallly and Pistol Shoot brought in more than 400 people from the area. Sparks says this fundraiser was put together long before the school shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, when the issue of guns hit the headlines.
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