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Video: Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Wants to Arm School Principals With Guns

| by Michael Allen

To prevent mass shootings in schools, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne recently suggested arming school principals or another designee (video below).

Horne's idea is similar to the NRA's call last Friday for armed guards in every school, instead of passing stricter gun control laws.

Horne compared his plan to the FAA's program, adopted after 9/11 terrorist attacks, to arm airline pilots, reports CNN.

Horne said in a press release: "A school would be invited to send the principal or another designee to training in the use of firearms and how to handle emergencies such as that which occurred in Newtown."

"The designated individual [no more than one per school] would then be authorized to keep a firearm locked in a secure place, and would have adequate communication to be alerted to an emergency in any part of the school."

“This proposal presents a golden mean between two extremes. One extreme is to allow all teachers to bring guns to school, which could create more dangers than it prevents. The other extreme is to do nothing, which everyone will regret if a preventable incident like Newtown would occur in the future.”