Meeting with Florida shooting survivors, Trump proposes to arm teachers with guns

Meeting with Florida shooting survivors, Trump proposes to arm teachers with guns

On March 24, students are planning a protest march in Washington, with similar sister rallies planned across the country.

On Wednesday, Trump heard wrenching first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and teens from Parkland who narrowly escaped with their own lives on February 14.

U.S. President Donald Trump promised strong background checks and mental health screenings for gun buyers after hearing pleas from survivors of the recent Florida school shooting and affected families on Wednesday.

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Though the sale of automatic assault weapons has been banned in the USA there has been a lot of concern regarding the use of semi-automated weapons. "We have to do more to protect our children".

Bump stocks were used in the Las Vegas shooting in which 58 people were murdered past year.

Trump argues arming educators will act as a deterrent to shooters.

"We need that", the president said.

"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly", he said. Some of the meeting participants indicated support.

The White House meeting was attended by Stoneman Douglas students, their parents and also the parents of victims of the Columbine, Sandy Hook and other shootings.

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"The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something that, quite frankly, I'm comfortable with", he said.

Gruber's father Cary called last week's massacre heartbreaking and said it must never be allowed to happen again. Pollack was among several speakers invited to an emotional audience with Trump in the White House. There is so much that we can do to help people before it reaches that point, and I urge you please stay focused on that as well.

In Tallahassee, students demanded that lawmakers restrict sales of assault rifles.

He referred to his plan as "concealed carry". One person, however, did not stand for the madness and confronted Trump directly on gun violence at schools and gun reform laws that would actually make a difference. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said at a town hall event hosted Wednesday night by CNN that he does not support arming teachers. "Cowards wont go there?problem solved", Trump said.

This is not the first time that arming teachers has been proposed in the last week.

"We're going to come up with a solution". "Am I supposed to strap it (the gun) to my leg or put it in my desk?"

He added that if a teacher is adept at firearms, the attack could be ended very quickly. "I still can't fathom that I, myself, am able to purchase one".

The president says he'd prefer what he called a "hardened school" over active-shooter drills.

Mr Trump's listening session came a day after he directed his administration to take steps to ban gun "bump stocks". "I believe Congress should review these facts, identify any policy gaps and address them accordingly".

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