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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says policymakers should discuss allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus.
    
If school officials were trained and chose to have a weapon, McDonnell says they might have an opportunity to stop someone from trying to get into a school.
    
The Republican governor addressed the issue Tuesday during his monthly radio show on Washington's WTOP (http://bit.ly/VP1qIu).
    
He says policy changes shouldn't occur in the immediate aftermath of an event such as the mass shooting on Friday at a Connecticut elementary school. But he says it's appropriate to hold a larger discussion about related issues.
    
McDonnell says gun control isn't a comprehensive solution to violence in America. He says access to mental health care, personal responsibility and the overall health of our culture also should be discussed.
    
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Information from: WTOP-FM, http://www.wtop.com

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