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South Carolina Lawmaker Says Teachers Should Carry Guns, Doesn't Object to Machine Guns

| by Michael Allen

South Carolina State Sen. Lee Bright (R) recently said that teachers should be allowed to carry guns and did not object to educators toting machine guns.

Last Friday, Bright was asked about arming teachers on "The Alan Colmes Radio Show."

The Tea Party favorite, who is running against Sen. Lindsay Graham (R), has proposed a law in which high schools would teach gun use.

According to ThinkProgress.org, Bright stated, "I would think a teacher protecting a school grounds should be able to carry whatever she can carry legally."

Colmes asked Bright twice if teachers should be allowed to carry machine guns, to which he responded, "The Second Amendment is pretty clear. It says the right to carry arms should not be infringed."

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Bright went on to say that he didn't "see how the government can regulate it."

However, US citizens were banned from owning machine guns back in 1986, a federal law that still exists today, notes NPR. The law stopped Americans from owning any machine gun manufactured in 1986 or later.

Sources: ThinkProgress.org and NPR