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Kansas Governor Colyer: Arming Teachers May Help Prevent School Shootings

The Walther PPK, chambered in 7.65 mm, was the gun of choice for James Bond, the fictional British intelligence officer.

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says paying teachers bonuses for carrying guns might help prevent school shootings. But as Stephan Bisaha (bih-SAH-ha) of the Kansas News Service reports, Colyer said that's a local -- not a state -- decision.


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Stephan Bisaha is a reporter for KMUW Radio in Wichita and a contributor to Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service.  Follow Stephan Bisaha on Twitter.

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Kansas Governor Talks Gun Policy on NPR

Governors from across the country met with President Trump at the White House today (MON).   After the meeting, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer spoke to NPR about the renewed debate over gun control.  While some states are considering changes to existing gun laws, Colyer says he's not in favor of raising the age requirement for purchasing firearms.


That's Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, speaking with NPR's Ari Shapiro on All Things Considered. 

 

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