President Trump Talks Arming Teachers To Deal with Shootings

President Trump Talks Arming Teachers To Deal with Shootings

President Trump Talks Arming Teachers To Deal with Shootings

"I was lucky enough to come home from school unlike some of my other class and it's very scary knowing that a lot of people did not have this opportunity to be here", Cordover said as she fought back tears in her address to the president.

President Donald Trump's speech to survivors of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday appeared to contradict an earlier claim he made on gun reform during his 2016 presidential campaign.

"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly", Trump said, suggesting that 20 percent of a school's teachers could be trained to carry concealed weapons.

"This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it would be, it's called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them".

"I really believe that if these cowards knew the school was well guarded by professionals with great training, I don't think they'd go into the school to start off with", he continued.

Trump seemed to share his sentiment, saying that he was going to "very strongly consider" raising the age to purchase long guns to 21.

Trump's proposal to arm educators received a cool response, too, from a teacher who survived the shooting as well as the local sheriff at a town hall meeting in Florida.

Seventeen people were killed on February 14, when Nicholas Cruz walked into his former high school and opened fire.

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Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who has long opposed gun control measures, and a teacher who had protected more than 60 people in her classroom in the Florida massacre, questioned the notion of armed teachers during a CNN discussion. "We want common sense gun laws", said student Delaney Tarr in Tallahassee, Florida.

"Shot nine times", he said.

"Our banks, our airports, our National Basketball Association games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they're all more protected than our children at school", LaPierre said.

"I was born into a world where I never got to experience safety and peace", Gruber said.

During the listening session, Trump proposed that teachers could be armed in an effort to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. I don't want to tell my son 'you're going to have to participate in an active shooter drill. It stops here with this administration and me.

"And, Mr President, we're going to fix it, because I'm going to fix it".

"People should be able to feel like when they go to school it can be safe".

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