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Published March 28, 2013, 01:59 PM

North Dakota Senate shoots down guns in school measure

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Senate shot down a measure Thursday that would allow someone with a concealed weapon permit to carry a gun inside a school.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Senate shot down a measure Thursday that would allow someone with a concealed weapon permit to carry a gun inside a school.

But the Republican-led chamber did endorse a bill that would permit firearms in places of worship if church officials allow it and notify law enforcement.

The Senate also rejected a measure that would have allowed a concealed carry permit holder to have a gun at public gatherings.

Supporters of the gun-rights measures have said the aim was to create an efficient and cost-effective way to protect people at school, church and at public gatherings.

North Dakota's House endorsed the package of pro-gun measures earlier.

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