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Gun advocates detail armed school guard plan
Gun advocates detail armed school guard plan

Gun-rights advocates unveiled Tuesday a 225-page report paid for by the National Rifle Association that lays out a vision for arming teachers to prevent the kind of mass shootings that claimed 27 lives at a Connecticut elementary school last year. Drafted in response to the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary, the report calls for the creation of a 40- to 60-hour weapons training course that would prepare teachers or administrators to carry guns and confront possible shooters — ideas that drew a mixed response from Maryland officials. Minutes before the NRA-commissioned report was released, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings defended one of the few gun-control proposals that still has a chance...

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