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Clark Aposhian, President of Utah Shooting Sport Council, demonstrates with a plastic gun during concealed-weapons training for 200 Utah teachers Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council offered six hours of training in handling concealed weapons in the latest effort to arm teachers to confront school assailants. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Teachers in arms?

The December 14 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders

and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has sparked a

national debate about whether to arm teachers, prompting passionate

arguments on both sides.