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The parliament adopted the proposal of a law on the carrying of weapons

Weapons will be able to have from now on teachers and principals in schools in Tennessee of the USA strong> after the law is passed by the state parliament.

Today, about fifteen US states allow school personnel to carry weapons, but this is at the discretion of the educational authorities, against the background of the proliferation of bloody violent incidents with the use of weapons inside schools and universities in recent years.

< p>The law, adopted Tuesday (4/23) by the Tennessee House of Representatives, was approved by the state Senate earlier this month. It remains to be ratified by the state's governor, Bill Lee, who has already said he is “open” to the idea.

The law stipulates conditions: members of educational staff who wish to carry weapons must, among other things, first pass 40 hours of “basic school law enforcement training”.

In March 2023, a gunman opened fire inside a Nashville Christian elementary school, killing three students, aged nine, and three staff members, before being shot dead by police.

In Parliament Tennessee is dominated by Republicans, the right-wing party to which the most passionate defenders of gun rights belong.

Two Democratic lawmakers were expelled from the chamber last year for taking part in a demonstration inside the House calling for tighter gun controls. , following the Nashville school tragedy.

Massacres in American schools are chillingly common, but federal authorities have little room for maneuver on the matter: each state draws up its own legislation.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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