President Trump Supports Proposal to Arm Teachers

President Trump Supports Proposal to Arm Teachers

President Trump Supports Proposal to Arm Teachers

He went on to say, "If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly".

The White House is coming under intense pressure to act on gun control, as protests take place over last week's high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead. According to a Washington Post analysis, arming 20% of teachers would cost a minimum of $251 million and exceed $1 billion at most.

"If they know how to break it down, clean it, use it, store it safely from the students, then there's no problem", Todd said.

Kingsburg Joint Union High School allowed teachers to carry concealed guns last school year until Governor Brown signed a bill in October to make schools gun free.

US President Donald Trump takes part in a "listening session" on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 21, 2018.

But delegates here voiced support for Trump's idea to arm teachers.

"It's not going to be talk like it's been in the past", Trump said of background checks on gun buyers.

President Donald Trump has doubled down on his suggestion that teachers carry concealed weapons in schools, saying they should receive bonuses for doing so, Business Insider reported Thursday.

"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. And a sheriff's deputy who had been on duty at the school but never went inside to confront the shooter resigned after being suspended without pay.

"We're going to do something about this frightful situation that's going on, and we're going to all figure it out together", Trump said.

Parents and student who've just lived through one of the most horrific experiences you can imagine went to the president and asked for gun control. They want to do things.

What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots.

A spokesman later said Trump was speaking specifically about semi-automatic weapons.

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