Neb. Lawmaker to Introduce School Guns Bill

Posted 8 months ago

By Associated Press

Sen. Mark Christensen

Sen. Mark Christensen

(AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is once again planning to introduce a bill that could let teachers bring concealed weapons into schools.

Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial says he’s preparing a new version of the bill that failed in 2011 in response to recent school shootings.

Christensen says the new proposal includes more stringent requirements than earlier versions. The new measure would first require teachers to hold a concealed-carry permit. They then would have to take additional training, possibly with a simulator. After that, the local school board would have to approve them to carry the weapon.

Education and law-enforcement groups have opposed such bills in the past. The president of the Nebraska State Education Association says her group has a zero-tolerance policy for deadly weapons on school property.


  • Big G

    This is needed and should have multiple trained people in all schools carrying!

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  • Hashime

    I`ll bet that that black guy from Omaha will oppose it. If it passes he will most likely .loose some voters due to the teachers being armed.

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  • Aces Full

    This Senator keeps impressing me at every turn. He would be a great candidate for higher office. We need more people like this man in DC!

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  • Progressive1

    Pandering to the nra gun nuts is what this is all about. Many things can go wrong.

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    • c69101

      Idiot. You don`t know what you are talking about. Go back to reading huffpo.

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      • Progressive1

        These are teachers not law enforcment officers. Law enforcment officers are trained to fire under duress. law enforcment one must qualify on a weapon accurately firing several rounds. Then constantly practice at the range. Even then mistakes are made when the officer is confronted. Teachers will have less training. You sir are the idiot.

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  • Progressive1

    I own several guns. I grew up in the country outside of Sutherland in the 70s and 80s. I am a hunter. The nra is wrong on this topic. do you remember some of your school teachers? do you really think this is a good idea. You sir have a total lack of respect for firearms.

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    • c69101

      Go put your head back in the sand. Marxist.
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