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Romney says states should have final say on arming teachers


February 28, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney said there are a number of things officials should look at to prevent school shootings but wouldn't say Tuesday if he thinks more states should let teachers carry guns, as Utah does.

Romney, who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Utah held by retiring Republican Orrin Hatch, told reporters that he knows some Utah teachers with concealed carry permits are able to provide security in their classrooms but it should be up to individual states to decide whether they'll permit that.

Lawmakers in several states and President Donald Trump have suggested arming teac...

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