Gun-Detectors NOT Being Placed In Schools

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( – On Friday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) had vetoed a law that would provide funding for a gun-detection initiative in schools. The safety initiative is a $2.5 million grant proposal and was one of the 173 line items that were vetoed by the governor in connection to a $50 billion state budget. 

In May, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) also vetoed a measure that was similar to the one in Missouri. Both of the measures had been proposed by the firm ZeroEyes, which was created in 2018 by military veterans following the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

In its report, the Associated Press pointed out that there are other similar gun surveillance systems available, but that the Kansas bill in particular had included criteria that would make it impossible for any of these other companies to compete. However, the bill in Missouri is significantly less specific. 

Parson is not usually vetoing measures and plans, however on Friday in his statement he argued that these vetoes would ensure that taxpayer’s money would be protected and that “unnecessary pet projects” are eliminated. The governor had pointed out that with his vetoes he had cut around $1 billion from the state budget proposal. 

Parson had told lawmakers that the legislation appeared to be catering to specific vendor’s platforms and that the state should be purchasing laws not services from “particular vendors.” 

Kelly had similarly rejected the legislation arguing that she was confirmed that ZeroEyes would exclusively be given the opportunity based on the requirements. 

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