US teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings

Several US states are considering allowing school teachers to carry weapons.

And educators are flocking to the training sessions, as they are determined not to allow a repeat of the Newtown massacre when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot dead 20 children and six adults. 

While teachers train themselves to try to stop the next Lanza, state officials like Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne are busily crafting legislation to make sure they can legally do so. 

Pro-gun lawmakers in Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee have also vowed to propose legislation in the coming months that would allow
for armed teachers in schools. 

This comes as Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is putting the final touches to a bill that would ban weapons like the one Lanza used in Newtown.