Gun Rights

MN Lawmaker Would Let Teachers Carry Guns for Defense

Makes more sense than the gun-ban proposals


A state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation next session that would allow teachers to carry guns in school.

Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, says he plans to introduce the legislation as a result of the shooting deaths of 26 children, teachers and school administrators at an elementary school in Connecticut. Cornish says arming teachers and staff would be the best option to prevent additional attacks.

"It's something that we have to face that all of the laws in the world sometimes aren't just going to work," Cornish said. "The cop can't be everywhere so the best person to defend yourself is yourself."