DECEMBER 27, 2012- Give a teacher a gun to defend themselves and their students or keep guns out of the classroom?
In light of the tragedy in
"I'm a gun person... And knowing guns prepares us," says Greg Lucas, a State Rep in the 5th District
Greg Lucas a state rep in the 5th district has taught hunter education and worked as a NRA instructor coach... He says guns in the classroom are necessary.... and could be the solution...
"I think NRA is right on track and personal experience on how it's going down and working on legislation for that now."
Lucas says proper training and courses would be needed for educators to carry weapons in the classroom, but this could prevent future tragedy.
"You have to have qualified people and education is way it'd have to go and things worked out."
But some local legislators say research needs to be completed before anything is done....
"I don't know if adding more guns to the equation on adding more guns to classroom is answer but it's the beginning of dialogue," says Sean Wiley Democratic Senator Elect.
"I don't think there's one set solution to alleviate problems we've seen recently... I think we need to go back get more info and mental health," Ryan Bizzarro Democratic State representative in the 3rd district.