Hickenlooper: ‘Open’ To Discussion About Arming Teachers

November 18, 2014 1:01 AM

Hickenlooper: ‘Open’ To Discussion About Arming Teachers
" DENVER (CBS4) - Gov. John Hickenlooper said he’s willing to talk about the possibility of teachers carrying guns in Colorado schools.

“I’m certainly open to that discussion,” he said during an interview with CBS4. “The ability of people to defend themselves in a world that increasingly looks chaotic (is important). There is not a parent in this state that doesn’t want to make sure we’re doing everything possible to make their kid safe.”

Some state lawmakers have said that armed teachers might have prevented the shooting death of Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis nearly a year ago. That the governor would consider having the conversation draws a more centrist line. He signed gun-control laws in 2013 that limited the capacity of magazines and expanded background checks for firearm purchases. Those two pieces of legislation — and the fallout from them — considerably hampered Hickenlooper in his bid to keep office.

The governor said how the state handles immunizations, another hot-button topic for parents, need to be closely watched "

Click here to read the whole article