Senators aim to bolster active shooter training
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A bipartisan group of senators wants to increase financial support for active shooter training in the wake of a string of recent incidents. 

The legislation would amend U.S. code to give law enforcement and first responders access to "public safety and community policing grants" to participate in training programs geared toward "active shooter threats or acts of terrorism against individuals or facilities." 
 
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Hatch said in a statement that the legislation "has become increasingly important in recent years following the terrible tragedies in San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, and elsewhere." 
 
The senators added that expanding the federal grants to include active shooter training would help police tackle a growing number of threats. 
 
“Far too often, our communities and our law enforcement officers are confronted with active shooter situations. We must support our state and local law enforcement who put their lives on the line to keep us safe," Leahy added. 
 
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) introduced a House version of the bill earlier this year, pointing to a spate of shootings in recent years from Fort Hood to Paris. 
 
"I believe our men and women of law enforcement must be afforded the opportunity to be the best trained for any situation," he said in a statement at the time.