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Bill would let Neb. teachers carry guns in schools

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:39 AM

Bill would let Neb. teachers carry guns in schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill to allow school administrators, teachers and security staff to carry concealed handguns in schools.

Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial introduced the bill two weeks after a 17-year-old killed his vice principal and shot his principal before killing himself.

Christensen says he has always opposed a ban on handguns in schools, but he had no plans to introduce his bill until the shootings on Jan. 5.

He says many schools don't even let security officers carry guns, leaving students and school employees "helpless in the face
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:39 AM
This is just madness, if you ask me. I sincerely hope this bill doesn't pass through. School shootings, though tragic, do happen, but they are pretty rare... That doesn't mean we need to arm every teacher to the teeth and send them in to police the children while they teach them.

Here is some info about the senator who introduced the bill.

Current Office: State Senate
Current District: 44
Party: Non-partisan

Background Information
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kathy
7 Children: Erica, Emilee, Steven, Isaiah, Ryelee, Malachi, Brooklyn
Birth Date: 07/01/1962
Birthplace: Holdredge, NE
Home City: Imperial, NE
Religion: Wesleyan
BS, Agricultural Economics, GPA: 2.988, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984

Professional Experience:
Landowner, present
Secretary, R and A Christensen Farms Incorporated, 1997-present
Broker, AgWest Commodities, Limited Liabilty Company, 2000-2003
Manager, Personal Farm, 1997-2000
Former Commodity Broker, AgWest Country Commodities Incorporated

Political Experience:
Senator, Nebraska State Legislature, 2006-present

Lay Speaker, Churches, 1993-present
Vice President, Southwest Northeast Corn Growers, 2005-2006
Member, Crossroads Wesleyan, 2002
Member, Izzak Walton League
Member, National Corn Growers
Member, National Rifle Association
Member, Nebraska Corn Growers
Board of Directors, Nebraskans First
Member, Pheasants Forever
Member, Quails Forever
Member, Rotary
Vice President, Spirit of Rock
Member, Water Claim
Lay Leader/Board Member, Wesleyan Church in Imperial
Member, Wild Turkey Federation
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