Bill would have allowed concealed carry by some

Tryfon Boukouvidis
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE – A House committee on Wednesday voted 9-7 to kill a bill that would have authorized some elementary and high school teachers and administrators to carry concealed handguns on school property.

Rep. Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette, who sponsored the bill, said gun-free zones are “basically a welcome mat to criminals and crazies,” inviting them to “come slaughter our students.” He said the bill is “about taking off the welcome mat.”

“If you don’t get people the ability to protect themselves, you’re in trouble, they’re in trouble,”

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