It is the gun, its the person behind the gun and its about helping people before they ever reach that point, said a mother whose son died at Sandy Hook elementary
Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to prove fiercely divisive.
The US president, holding a listening session at the White House with survivors of last weeks Florida school shooting and others affected by gun violence, claimed that allowing airline pilots to carry and conceal guns had demonstrated the measure could be a success.
It only works when you have people very adept at using firearms, of which you have many, Trump said during an emotionally searing session on Wednesday that, extraordinarily, was broadcast live on national television. It would be teachers and coaches.
Referring to Aaron Feis, a football coach who used his body as a shield to protect a student during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, the president continued: If the coach had a firearm in his locker when he ran at this guy that coach was very brave, saved a lot of lives, I suspect.
Trump says arming teachers with concealed weapons could prevent school massacres
US president Donald Trump says he’s considering backing proposals to promote concealed carrying of weapons by trained school employees to respond to shootings. Meeting students and parents affected by school shootings, Trump responded to a call to arm teachers and other school employees so they can react before law enforcement arrives. Trump said he believes the proposal could ‘solve the problem’ by making potential attackers think twice Subscribe to Guardian News ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub
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