Trump Backs Arming Teachers, But an Old Tweet Says Exactly the Opposite

Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more United States rampages.

President Trump said something will be done about school shootings and he highlighted background checks and mental health issues.

President Donald Trump listened to students and parents at the White House, but they are up against a powerful gun lobby.

President Trump's listening session included students, parents and teachers from Columbine, Newtown and Parkland.

President Donald Trump suggested that teachers who carry concealed weapons in schools should receive bonuses.

"This would only be obviously for people who are very adept at handling a gun".

The president's note also prompted Mr Trump to ask survivors for their ideas, or what resources they think might be needed. "That means nobody has a gun except them", he said, referencing those who attack schools.

"We don't need to put guns in the hands of teachers", said Robert Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools. I want certain highly adept people - people that understand weaponry, guns.

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"One possible solution, which may not be very popular, would be to have people in the school, teachers, administrators who have volunteered to have a firearm safely locked in the classroom who are given training throughout the year", he said. "Shot nine times on the third floor", Mr Pollack said.

"They see that as such a attractive target", Trump said.

"I implore you - consider your own children".

He also disparaged school shooting drills, saying they were tough on the kids.

Democrats are calling on lawmakers to enact a ban on semi-automatic weapons that have been fashioned to fire more rapidly, like the AR-15 that was used to kill 17 students at a high school in Florida last week.

He also suggested there are lots of "coaches, who I guarantee you have plenty of experience with weapons" and veterans who go into teaching after serving in the military who would be willing to carry a gun on school grounds.

Trump held a listening session with survivors of the Florida shooting massacre at the White House on Wednesday. "I can't get on a plane with a bottle of water". The second question listed is: "What can we do to make you feel safe?" "Cowards wont go there?problem solved", Trump said.

  • Adam Floyd