Beshear says school security should be reviewed in Ky. but gun control is a national debate

12/20/2012 02:26 PM

Gov. Steve Beshear told Pure Politics this week that the state has asked school districts to review their security procedures in the wake of the shootings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school last week.

However, money for school safety has been cut in the state budget since 2008, as the Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus reported.

Beshear also said any debate over gun control needs to be had on a national level. Beshear said in July he didn’t believe the state needed to change any of its gun laws after the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 people dead.

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He has covered politics for more than 10 years, including 7 years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Follow Ryan on Twitter @cn2Alessi. Ryan can be reached at 502-792-1135 or

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