GOP lawmakers to Kentucky teachers: We’ll cut your pensions, but give you guns.

You have to wonder about Kentucky’s Republican legislators: First, they want to give school teachers guns, then they want to cut their pension benefits.

While not nearly as draconian as Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension plan, Senate Bill 1 tries to counter years of public pension underfunding by taking $4.8 billion in benefits away from employees, retirees and especially teachers and shifting costs to under-funded local governments and school districts.

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