Friday, 20 July, 2018


Teachers union weighs in on school security

In an NBC interview yesterday Trump’s daughter Ivanka concurred ‘I think that having a teacher who is armed who cares deeply about her students or his students and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea Teachers union weighs in on school security
Patty Aguilar | 25 February, 2018, 19:28

Trump has called for raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, a proposal the National Rifle Association has rejected.

School officials have said that only a small fraction do it, but they can't tell with certainty.

"It's time to get it done and get it done right", the president said of gun legislation.

In Florida, meanwhile, funerals continued. "I am in support of considering solutions that increase the number of armed, highly-trained certified law enforcement professionals on our school campuses".

He says he's nervous a shooting could happen at school and at just 8 years old, he feels strongly about whether or not teachers should be armed. Four other states also have such laws.

One idea he didn't like: the "active shooter" drills that some schools hold. "That's like, 'Here I am, take me.' We have to get smart on gun-free zones", the president said.

Trump has advanced a variety of ideas to counter gun violence, and the White House this week asked the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for recommendations: everything from faster ballistics testing to more prosecutions for those who lie on gun background check forms.

In Florida, Republican state Sen.

NRA leaders appeared unannounced at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, blaming the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local reporting failures for the Florida shooting. I am a displaced Texan who owns guns for the purposes of hunting and believes in the Second Amendment, but I think adding tools of violence to an environment that is trying to prevent violence is counterintuitive. After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people, Trump cast widely for answers. First came the boldness, courage and urgency of survivors, vowing "we are going to be the last shooting"; confronting Marco Rubio over NRA cash; chastening politicians: "We're children".

'They love our Country and will do the right thing.

"Well I don't think teachers should have to carry guns, I mean they go to school to become teachers, not security guards". The top people. And I spoke - they gave me tremendous support. "For me personally, I felt that it was more of a solution than just hiding in a corner and waiting".

In the end, Trump did not stray too far from conservative Republican orthodoxy. "Somebody who's mentally ill should not have a weapon, should not have a gun". A Quinnipiac Poll on Thursday showed that 67 percent of Americans favor a nationwide ban on assault rifles, against 29 percent opposed.

On Monday, the President indicated he was open to legislation that would overhaul the current background check system. Two speakers from the NRA railed against gun control and against the news media for allegedly creating a phoney debate in the wake of last week's massacre.

Trump's words were nothing less than an attack on gun violence victims, as he once again demonstrated that when faced with a moral choice, Trump will always pick evil over good.

The sale of bump stocks will be completely banned under the proposal.

The president had invited the teen survivors of school violence and parents of murdered children in a show of his resolve against gun violence in the wake of last week's shootings in Florida and in past years at schools in CT and Colorado.

During the group session, he suggested allowing some teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons to be ready for intruders.

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