South Dakota passes law allowing teachers to carry guns in class

Vince Coglianese | Editorial Director

With a signature from Gov. Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota officially passed into law Friday a bill which will explicitly allow the state’s teachers to carry a firearm in the classroom.

From The New York Times:

While some other states have provisions in their gun laws that make it possible for teachers to be armed, South Dakota is believed to be the first state to pass a law that specifically allows teachers to carry firearms.

About two dozen states have proposed similar bills since the shootings in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., but all of them have stalled.

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