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The NRA wants guns in Pennsylvania schools

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The petition to the Pennsylvania Legislature reads:

“Block S.B. 383, the dangerous bill that would allow school employees to carry loaded guns in Pennsylvania schools.”

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    The NRA wants guns in Pennsylvania schools

    Guns on campuses and in schools do not make students safe. In fact, it puts them in danger.

    So why are NRA-backed Pennsylvania lawmakers pushing S.B. 383, a bill that would allow school employees to carry loaded guns in elementary, middle and high schools across the state?

    For years teachers and school safety experts across the country have been debunking the NRA-spread lie that putting deadly weapons in schools and militarizing school employees protects children. It’s time for Pennsylvania lawmakers to put safety first and reject this dangerous legislation.

    Tell Pennsylvania lawmakers: Block S.B. 383, the dangerous bill that would allow school employees to carry loaded guns in Pennsylvania schools.

    Arming civilians, in schools or otherwise, does not stop mass shootings.1 In fact, the National Education Association and others have been clear that having more guns on campuses actually increases the chances of a shooting.2 If Republican lawmakers were truly concerned about gun violence on school campuses, they would be investing in mental health services, bullying prevention and taking meaningful action on gun control.3 Instead, they are doing the NRA’s bidding. These right-wing extremist lawmakers are flagrantly disregarding student safety and trying to get more guns into schools by any means necessary. It’s unacceptable, and we can’t let them endanger Pennsylvania children.

    Tell Pennsylvania lawmakers: Block S.B. 383, the dangerous bill that would allow school employees to carry loaded guns in Pennsylvania schools.

    Thank you for standing up to the NRA.

    References:
    1. Mark Follman, “Do Armed Civilians Stop Mass Shooters? Actually, No.” MotherJones, Dec. 19, 2012.
    2. National Education Association, “AFT, NEA: Arming Educators Won’t Keep Schools Safe,” Dec. 20, 2012.
    3. Ibid.