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Romney: States Can Move Faster Than Feds on School Safety

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:09 AM

Mitt Romney says the "real issue" behind keeping schoolkids safe is "broader than gun control" and should be left to individual states to solve.

"There are a whole host of things I think we have to look at to be able to provide that safety," the two-time Republican presidential candidate now running for the U.S. Senate in Utah, said to reporters Tuesday in Salt Lake City.

"States tend to work more quickly and are able to get more input from citizens. And, frankly, the interests of the people of Utah are going to be different than the people in New York State or Wisconsin. I'm looking forward to this effort, but we're not going to find a solution overnight."

But Romney skirted questions about whether teachers should have guns in their classrooms as President Donald Trump and other lawmakers have suggested.

The former Massachusetts governor danced around a question about arming teachers as a way to protect schoolchildren, which has been suggested by some.

"That's something the legislature will deal with. But, I think the widest array of options has to be considered and evaluated," Romney said, according to Utah Policy.

"I do know that in our state, some teachers have concealed carry permits and are able to provide security for their classrooms. Whether we expand that or leave it as it is will be something the legislature will consider."

Romney's comments come two weeks after a 19-year-old gunman wielding an AR-15 assault rifle stormed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and shot dead 17 children and adults.

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