Teachers bearing arms a nonstarter for California voters, poll says | The Sacramento Bee

California voters are opposed to the idea of allowing trained teachers, administrators and other personnel to carry firearms in public schools, according to a new poll. UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found wide support for tougher firearms restrictions among voters in a state with some of the toughest gun laws in the country. The poll surveyed the opinions of 4,038 Golden State voters in the aftermath of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 students dead and returned the issue of gun control to the national spotlight. An attack at a Nashville Waffle House, which has drawn add itional attention to the issue of gun ownership and mental health , took place on April 22, the last day of six days of polling. The Trump administration detailed a school safety plan in March that included a proposal to provide firearms training to teachers, a controversial concept opposed […]

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