Betsy DeVos, the Federal Commission on School Safety chairwoman and education secretary, has stated that the role of guns will not be looked at in protecting schools. The Huffington Post reports that the commission will study “school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe at school.”
DeVos was asked if an 18-year-old should be able to buy AR-15 style guns and ammunition, and she responded with, “Our focus is on raising up successful proven techniques and approaches to ensuring schools are safe for students to attend.”
A federal commission was created, led by DeVos, to talk about the issues of school safety after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. One of the items on the list to discuss is age restrictions for firearm purchases.
Senator Patrick Leahy ended the exchange between him and DeVos by saying the commission “will look at gun violence in schools but not look at guns – an interesting concept.”
DeVos says the role of guns are not an issue that will be brought up in the commission. Isn’t this part of school safety? 62% of you voted yes, while 38% of you voted no, they are separate issues. Read the full story on the Huffington Post here.
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The Federal Commission on School Safety chairwoman & Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says they will not look at the role of guns in protecting schools. Isn’t this part of school safety?
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