JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Gov. Jay Nixon has come out in opposition to legislative proposals that would allow teachers to carry concealed guns into classrooms.

Nixon said Monday that: “Putting loaded weapons in classrooms is quite simply the wrong approach to a serious issue that demands careful analysis and thoughtful solutions.”

More than two dozen Missouri lawmakers already have signed on to legislation that would allow teachers and administrators with concealed gun permits to carry weapons in schools. The legislation comes after 20 students and six adults were killed by a shooter at a Connecticut elementary school.

Nixon sent a letter to public school superintendents expressing his opposition to the plan.


Missouri law currently prohibits concealed guns at schools unless approved by the local school board or a school official.

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