President Trump criticizes active-shooter drills in school

Nichole Vega
February 23, 2018

"If you do this, and a lot of people are talking about it, and it's certainly a point that we'll discuss, but concealed-carry for teachers and for people of talent, of that type of talent".

Mr Trump's follow up tweets showed him seeking a balance between satisfying those calling for controls on weapons, and not alienating the powerful NRA gun lobby. "They'll frankly feel more comfortable having the gun anyway". "There is a tremendous feeling that we want to get something done". I want certain highly adept people - people that understand weaponry, guns.

"If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly", he said according to CNN reports.

Gun-free zones, meanwhile, are appealing to criminals, he said.

"How can they just change their mind now and go to court and defend that position, other than to say the president told us to find a way to ban them?" said Bouchard, whose association of current and former ATF officials wrote a letter to lawmakers in October arguing the burden is on Congress to clarify or modify existing law.

The White House said Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE does not support a ban on "assault weapons". "They see that it is such a handsome target, they live for gun free zones".

Trump acknowledged on Wednesday that his proposal to allow teachers and other school staff to carry weapons was "controversial", but appears to be pressing forward regardless.

"You won't have, in my opinion, you won't have these shooters because these people are cowards", he said. "I think it's insane, I think it's very bad for children". I don't like it.

Mark Barden, whose son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in CT, said his wife, Jackie, a teacher "will tell you that school teachers have more than enough responsibilities right now than to have to have the awesome responsibility of lethal force to take a life". "I dont like it. Id much rather have a hardened school".

At least 17 people were killed in the February 14 shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida.

The President also blamed violence in video games and movies as partly responsible for shaping young people's thoughts. "They love our Country and will do the right thing". Photographers captured images of his handwritten note card with questions and responses such as: "What would you most want me to know about your experience?" and "I hear you". They are good people.

"Their goal is to eliminate the second Amendment and our firearms freedoms so they can eradicate all individual freedoms". "The NRA is ready to do things".

"Why are we treating our schools like they're supposed to be a military installation with teachers trained like police officers and military personnel?" she asked.

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