Bill to arm Va. school employees faces first test

Bill to arm Va. school employees faces first test

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Bill to arm Va. school employees faces first test

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Associated Press

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 17 at 7:31 AM

RICHMOND (AP) -- A proposal to arm public school employees will be debated in Richmond Thursday evening.

Del. Bob Marshall's bill would require school boards to designate one person in every school who would be authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school property. The Prince William County Republican submitted the legislation after the mass school shooting in Connecticut.

A historically pro-gun House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee is scheduled to consider the proposal late Thursday afternoon.

Also on the agenda for the 5:00 p.m. meeting are several gun control bills. Among them are measures to prohibit the sale of assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips, expand background checks for gun buyers and tighten the requirements for obtaining a concealed weapons permit.

Click here to learn more about each gun bill.

AP-WF-01-17-13 0830GMT

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