By David Madden

By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – There is no shortage of ideas being floated by politicians across the country to make schools a safer place, in light of last month’s carnage in Connecticut. Three proposals were offered up in the legislature just this week in New Jersey.

Two proposals in the Assembly are actually almost identical. They’d require psychological evaluations for anyone seeking a gun permit in the state.

State rep Joe Cryan (D-Union County) expects the two proposal will be consolidated, and he says you might be surprised at some of those in favor of it.

“I received a number of e-mails from NRA members, some of whom suggested this very idea,” he said.

Another idea would put silent alarms, like those in banks, inside schools across the state that would be connected to local police departments.  Flashing red lights would also be located outside school buildings.

Read the KYW Regional Affairs Council special report, “Making Schools Safer”


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