TALLAHASSEE (AP) - The state representative
who sponsored the bill that became Florida's "stand your ground" law
believes the state should end its ban on guns in schools.
Responding to the Newtown, Conn., elementary school
shooting that left 20 children dead, Rep. Dennis Baxley said Monday
that schools would be safer if principals and teachers were authorized
to carry guns.
Baxley said that declaring schools to be gun-free
zones makes them targets for deranged people who know they can't be
stopped because guns aren't allowed in schools.
The Ocala Republican said schools need to be in a position of meeting force with force when events like that happen.
The state's largest teacher's union said it isn't in favor of allowing anyone to have guns in schools.
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