Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) opposes legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns to school, the Kansas City Star reports. The bill was filed in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Nixon expressed his opposition in an open letter to public school superintendents in Missouri Monday explaining his opposition.
"More can and should be done to enhance school safety, but this legislation would put our children at risk and limit the ability of local school districts to keep their schools safe,” Nixon said. “Putting loaded weapons in classrooms is quite simply the wrong approach to a serious issue that demands careful analysis and thoughtful solutions.”