Abilene
78° F
Clear
Clear
Brownwood
72° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
San Angelo
69° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Even in pro-gun states, bid to arm teachers stalls

Published On: Apr 09 2013 06:53:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 08 2013 03:56:51 PM CDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -

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.

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.

So far, South Dakota is the only state to respond with a new law allowing school personnel to carry guns into elementary and high schools. A similar proposal is poised for passage in Kansas. And Arkansas has enacted a new law allowing colleges to let staff with concealed gun permits bring their weapons on campus.