Louisiana Teachers Could Be Allowed to Carry Guns, 20 Mass Shootings Since Uvalde, DeSantis to Ban Transition Care

Louisiana Teachers Could Be Allowed To Carry Guns At School

A new bill in Louisiana, as amended, could allow school districts to appoint volunteer “school protection officers” to carry concealed weapons on campus, as a response to the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of 19 elementary school students and two teachers.

The “protection officer” would have to take a training course and obtain a permit with police.

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is against the proposed bill, calling it an added burden.

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20 Mass Shootings in US Since Uvalde

There have been 20 mass shootings, in which four or more people where shot or killed, in the United States since May 24 when 19 children and two teachers were killed at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA).

The most recent at the time of writing was June 1 in Tulsa, Oklahoma in which five people were killed including a doctor who treated the gunman.

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DeSantis To Ban Transition Care for Transgender Youth, Medicaid Recipients

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) asked the state board to ban therapies for minors in addition to banning Medicaid coverage for transgender people of any age who want puberty blockers, hormone therapies, or gender-assignment surgery.

DeSantis does not need legislative approval.

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