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House blows away gun bill

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The legislation, by Rep. Ernest Wooton, would have forced colleges in the state to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry those weapons on the campuses — which are now so-called “gun-free” zones. Wooton, R-Baton Rouge, argued that his proposal would have made college grounds safer.

School administrators and police chiefs from around Louisiana lobbied against the bill, saying guns would make college campuses more likely to suffer from shootings, both purposeful and accidental.

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