Lucas Bill Would Allow Pennsylvania Teachers To Carry Guns

January 10, 2013
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A first-term state Representative whose district includes parts of Crawford and Erie Counties says he will introduce a bill in Harrisburg which would allow Pennsylvania teachers to carry guns.

In the aftermath of the school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, Representative Greg Lucas says he believes we need to trust teachers to be a “first line of defense.”  Lucas says qualified school personnel would need to pass a three-point check to carry a weapon at school.  He calls his legislation “The School Personnel Right-to-Carry Act.”

For Lucas, it’s personal.  He had a friend killed at a high school dance in Edinboro nearly fifteen years ago.

CeaseFire PA executive director Shira Goodman says the proposed bill raises too many concerns, including what she termed in a Radio PA News inteview “accidents and accidental access.”

CeaseFirePA plans to hold a “Day of Action” at the state Capitol on January 23 to push for legislative action to reduce gun violence.

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