Lawmaker signals compromise on school gun bill


A state lawmaker said Monday he’s willing to compromise on a controversial bill that’s intended to remove a barrier to school districts authorizing staff to carry concealed handguns.

Facing mounting opposition, Republican state Rep. Blake Carpenter of Derby said late Monday afternoon that he’s willing to tweak a couple provisions of a bill that’s been drawing condemnations on social media throughout the weekend.

“I’m willing to compromise to make this work,” Carpenter said. “It’s unfortunate that the individuals who are going out and taking to social media aren’t willing to try and work . . .


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