N.H. legislators revive legislation to allow schools to ban guns

January 4, 2019 | Valley News

Following success at the ballot box in November, Democratic legislators are again proposing legislation to allow New Hampshire school districts to bar people from carrying firearms onto school grounds, after a similar effort last year failed to clear a Republican-controlled Senate.

The bill, House Bill 101, would amend state law so that school districts, school administrative units and public charter schools could adopt and enforce their own policies regulating guns and knives on campus.

Proponents say the measure would bring the Granite State into compliance with federal law and allow local officials to determine what works best in their districts. Some also argue that banning guns would make school buildings safer and creates a better learning environment.

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