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Wed December 19, 2012

NEWSCAST: Florida Lawmaker Walks Back Suggestion To Arm Teachers

The shootings in Connecticut have sparked many debates in Florida about gun control.

Meanwhile, one state leader is stepping back from comments about guns in schools.

State House Judiciary Chairman Dennis Baxley of Ocala told the Associated Press Monday gun-free zones like schools are targets for deranged people and it might be wise for teachers and principals to carry guns.

Hear what he's saying now in WLRN Miami Herald News:

Some gun advocates say classrooms would be safer if teachers were armed.
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