March 21, 2018

Trump says he's open to gun control

23 February 2018, 02:15 | Denise Dawson

Trump supports improving gun control regulations. Image credit The Wall Street Journal

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Trump then suggested that mentally unstable people would never attack a school if they knew they would be met by armed teachers capable of taking them down. "He said it would be about 20%. Arming teachers does nothing to prevent that".

President Donald Trump is continuing to talk about the possibility of arming teachers, saying he means concealed weapons for "gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best".

"How is that wise to have 700,000 more firearms in schools?"

"Evil walks among us and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids", said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

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He added that it should not be easier to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewellery store and claimed: "The elites don't care not one whit about America's school system and school children".

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.

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The president, a strong supporter of gun rights, is publicly weighing some gun control measures in the wake of the school shooting in Florida last week that left 17 dead.

It would be legally problematic and politically untenable for the ATF to change course on its earlier finding, said Michael Bouchard, a retired assistant director who is now president of the ATF Association. "There are so many other kinds of devices that mimic what a bump stock does, it's a can of worms as to which one you ban and which one you don't".

The February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 students and staff members were killed, was the second-deadliest shooting at a USA public school and has spurred unprecedented youth-led protests.

The Republican president, who has championed gun rights and was endorsed by the NRA during the 2016 campaign, said he would move quickly to tighten background checks for gun buyers and would consider raising the age for buying certain types of guns.

On Wednesday, Trump heard from students and parents impacted by the Parkland shooting, as well as past mass shootings. "Now I'm not saying that you love the tragedy, but I am saying that you love the ratings". He started off denying that he ever said he wanted teachers to have guns, to admitting that maybe "highly adept" teachers with "aptitudes for guns" should be permitted to hide carry - and that this number could be as high as 40 percent of teachers - to finally proposing to offer bonuses to teachers who agree to carry guns.

Trump spoke at length during the televised White House "listening session," attended by students, parents and people affected by other United States school shootings, about how armed teachers and security guards could frighten off potential shooters and prevent more deaths.

"I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war", said Sam Zeif, 18, sobbing after he described texting his family members during the attack.

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