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School security funding dealt setback as part of gun-control bill

April 17, 2013Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—Legislation to provide $40 million a year to improve security in the nation's schools has bipartisan support, but it was dealt a blow after the Senate rejected an amendment to which it was linked: expanded background checks on gun purchases.The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 would authorize federal funding for state, local and tribal governments to improve security at elementary and secondary schools. Grants could be used to install metal detectors and surveillance equipment,...

Barbara Boxer, Marcus Dunn, NRA, SIA, The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013, TWIC, U.S. Coast Guard

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