Former Ed. Secretary Bill Bennett suggests schools consider arming employees
- On "Meet the Press" Sunday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett, who served under Ronald Reagan, said that schools should consider arming certain employees in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
- Bennett said the employees would have to be people who are trained and responsible, but American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said more guns weren't the answer.
- The tragedy, which is now the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, has re-ignited the national debate on gun control, with Feinstein announcing Sunday that she plans to introduce a new bill banning the sale of assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress.
From the article:
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks. "Let's remember the good things here: the heroism of those teachers and that principal," Bennett said on "Meet the Press." "And I'm not so sure -- and I'm sure I'll get mail for this -- I'm not so sure I wouldn't want one person in a school armed, ready for this kind of thing." ...
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