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Teachers Packing Heat? NRA on a Roll

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A Senate panel approved a bill this week that would allow teachers and other designated school staff to carry concealed weapons on school campuses, according to the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau. Despite  heavy pushback from parent groups, school boards and the statewide teachers union, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed the NRA-backed bill with a 5-2 vote Monday, the Herald/Times reports.

As the Florida Current reports, a proposal in both the House and Senate would prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners. It’s up for a floor vote in the Senate; a companion bill has cleared committees in the House. Both chambers are also working on a bill to grant tax collectors permission to accept applications for concealed-weapons permits, the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reports.