A task force funded by the National Rifle Association has set forth recommendations on school safety and mass shootings, saying schools should train teachers to carry weapons.
The National School Shield Program, which the NRA has poured more than $1 million into, says in its 225-page report that school personnel should carry arms, although it doesn’t specify what kind. The head of the program, former Republican congressman Asa Hutchinson, said they could include sidearms, shotguns or rifles.
The recommendations do not mention proposed gun control laws currently in Congress, which could require universal background checks and make gun trafficking a federal crime. Hutchinson said the recommendations for arming teachers would not apply to all teachers, only those interested.
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