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Campaign to put guns in schools hits snags in states

April 12
05:06 2013

By David A. Lie
Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, proposals to let teachers carry hidden guns into the classroom soon proliferated in many Republican-led states such as Texas.

But less than four months later, the quest to put guns in schools has stalled in many traditionally gun-friendly states after encountering opposition from educators, reluctance from some governors and ambivalence from legislative leaders more focused on economic initiatives.

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