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A young girl waves as her school bus pulls into Hawley School, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) A young girl waves as her school bus pulls into Hawley School, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)  

South Carolina bill would allow teachers to carry guns

A new bill introduced in South Carolina would allow public school employees with the proper permits to carry concealed firearms while on school grounds.

South Carolina state Rep. Phillip D. Lowe introduced the bill, according to freedomoutpost.com.

The bill mandates that the school employee “keeps the firearm on his person at all times while on the premises.”

“A school board may only deny an employee of his ability to carry a firearm on school property under this section upon a finding of just cause,” according to the bill.

Providing firearms to school administrators has been a widespread conservative proposal in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut, which Democrats hope to use to push gun control legislation through Congress.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in an interview with HuffPost Live Wednesday, “If that principal who lost her life had been able to step in the door and kill him, we would have saved a tremendous number of lives.”

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