Gun show on Los Alamos school property questioned

August 23, 2013 • State News

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Some current and former educators in Los Alamos are questioning whether the community’s school system should continue to allow a gun show to be held in a gym in a [auth] long-closed school.

The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club has held its annual gun show in the school-owned property for nearly all of the past 17 years, but critics say they just realized that.

The 2013 sale takes place Saturday and Sunday.

Former high school teacher Nancy Schick cites on-campus school violence such as the killings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and says it seems inappropriate to allow guns on school property.

School Superintendent Gene Schmidt says he’s not aware of any real debate about the gun show and that the club staging the show is meeting a community need.

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