This week, a committee in California’s legislative assembly gave the green light to a bill presented by Democrat Kevin McCarthy that would prohibit school districts from allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms. If approved, the law would eliminate a controversial policy allowing concealed carry by high school teachers in Kern County and three other small school districts in the state. Despite protests by teachers, parents and community groups, the measure allowing guns in schools was approved via fast track last year by the board of Kern High School District in California’s Central Valley. In this report, Ruben Tapia describes the citizens’ campaign against guns in schools that began last December and continues today.
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