Schools need 'offensive capability,' federal funds to train armed teachers

I HEAR YOU:During his meeting with survivors and parents of the Parkland school massacre at the White House on Wednesday Trump carried a cue card reminding him to offer his condolences

The President spoke about the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 high school students.

While that's true in the case of the Parkland shooting, we wanted to see if what he said holds up as a pattern for other school shootings across the country.

He added: "Now I don't want anyone else to say "my kid" that was murdered". He also said Gov. Rick Scott paid him a visit Thursday and told him he is dedicated to making schools safe for each child. "It can't only be defense". And it assumes that the benefits of introducing guns into public schools would outweigh the negatives, like accidents and endangerment of students of color. And what I'd recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. "This person that did this frightful act, he was mentally deranged and everybody knew it for a long period of time", he added. "This shouldn't happen", he said.

The president also repeated his call for some "well-trained gun-adopted teachers and coaches and people who work in those buildings, people who were in the Marines were 20 years and retired, people in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, people who are adept, adept with weaponry and with guns" to be able to have guns to protect their students.

Smoothing down the back of his head, Trump said: "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks". But the president didn't provide a price tag or propose how school districts with limited resources would pay for it.

Trump reiterated his plan to "harden" schools and arm teachers with concealed weapons - telling the CPAC crowd Friday it would have prevented the tragedy in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead last week.

Trump, who has backed gun rights and has been supported by the NRA, suggested arming teachers during an emotional, hourlong discussion with people affected by school shootings, including students who survived the Florida attack and a parent whose child did not.

The National Rifle Association and other groups dedicated to protecting Second Amendment rights have advocated for armed teachers in American classrooms for years.

The union's executive council on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning gun violence and calls to arm teachers, according to the statement.

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"The problem is that risky people have very easy access to very unsafe weapons", said Eskelsen Garcia.

Trump's idea also drew criticism on social media.

"He just said, 'You guys are coming with me, ' and we were just talking about life as we walked", Pollack said. "It's not enough. I think a lot of schools are under-servicing students who need counseling".

Long supported by the National Rifle Association, the president has sought to maintain his backing among gun rights activists even as he has called for strengthening background checks and raising the minimum age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the mass killing.

"I hear you", one said.

"And a teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened".

During the sit down, President Trump had a suggestion that perked the ears of everybody in the room, as well as everyone else watching online or on live TV. "I think that the President has been a little bit vague about whether he's going to have just more or better background checks, but if he wants better background checks, I don't see a problem with that at all".

"Even though he had liberal tendencies, his Cabinet has been able to keep him in check and the Congress has been able to hold him to a standard as well as his base", said Kurt Schenher, a 21-year- old student at the University of CT.

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