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Freedom Caucus Leaders Support Teachers Carrying Concealed Firearms

Freedom Caucus Leaders Support Teachers Carrying Concealed Firearms
(AP)

By    |   Friday, 23 February 2018 02:47 PM

Leaders of the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives said they would support President Donald Trump's proposal to allow teachers to carry concealed firearms in schools, but they opposed other Trump proposals on the issue, the Washington Examiner reported Friday.

"Every church that I know of has that same kind of policy," said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "There are parishioners each Sunday who've had the training — maybe they're retired law enforcement, retired military … they have a policy in place," Jordan said.

"I think that makes sense for schools, too," the congressman added.

Trump made the proposal in the wake of a shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida in which 17 were killed.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the caucus, said that increasing the age for legal firearms purchases and strengthening federal background checks are not a "good starting place,” the Examiner reported.

"All of us are in the information gathering mode, but I can tell you that when you start to fundamentally look at removing our constitutional protected liberties, that's not a good starting place to go. To suggest more government is the answer is not a good starting point," Meadows said.

Meadows discussed the issue Friday on Fox Business. "We are working on legislation, as we speak, to try to work with the administration, not just talk the talk but actually pass something into law," he said.

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