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Senator Paul reacts to proposed gun control measures

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Senator Rand Paul believes arming school officials could be a good idea.

The Kentucky Republican says he would like to see principals and teachers who have concealed carry permits be allowed to bring those guns to school.

Paul disagrees with President Obama's efforts on gun control, including having armed guards at schools.

Obama signed 23 executive actions on gun control on Jan. 16, but many Republicans believe it's all about power.

"You have separation of power so the powers check and balance each other," Paul said. "And I'm very concerned about this president. FDR had a little bit of this king complex also. We had to limit FDR finally because he served so many terms that I think he would have ruled in perpetuity. I'm very concerned about this president garnering so much power and arrogance that he thinks he can do OUT: whatever he wants."

Paul says he doesn't have plans to push for federal legislation to arm school staff, but does plan to introduce a bill early next week that will nullify any action the President wants to take on gun control.

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