Gun legislation gets thumbs-up in committee
Friday, February 17, 2017
A lawmaker involved in refining a package of gun legislative proposals this week believes the state is closer than ever to successfully pushing through concealed carry in schools.
An amended version of House Bill 1310, which would permit schools to allow trained staff to have a concealed carry firearm was given a “do pass” recommendation Friday by a 10-2 vote.
Bills similar to HB1310 have passed the House in past sessions but have been killed in the Senate.
“I think we have a pretty good bill,” R-Chuck Damschen, R-Hampden, said.