Donald Trump stands by proposal to give teachers guns: 'Attacks would end!'

Donald Trump stands by proposal to give teachers guns: 'Attacks would end!'

"Democrats want to confiscate all guns, which is a dumb idea because only the law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns and the bad guys would be the only ones left armed".

"I think they wouldn't go into the schools to start off with - I think it could very well solve your problem", he said.

"If you had a teacher. who was adept at firearms, it could very well end the attack very quickly", the President said at the meeting.

Photo President Trump during a listening session with students and teachers at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump's call to ban bump stocks isn't related to the Parkland massacre, but ties back to the worst shooting in modern USA history in Las Vegas previous year.

A mother who lost her 6-year-old son in a school shooting just over five years ago warned that more parents would lose their children if President Trump did not act, adding, "Don't let that happen on your watch".

"These teachers love their students, and these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns", Mr Trump said. Now, what I'd recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus.

However, many teachers feel that the presence of guns would only make school more unsafe.

Trump is polling an audience of conservative activists on whether they prefer the Second Amendment or the tax cuts he signed into law late past year.

His support for any tightening of gun laws would mark a change for the Republican, who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun rights group during the 2016 presidential campaign. Bump stocks are a rifle accessory that uses a gun's inherent recoil force to achieve rapid fire similar that of banned automatic weapons. "People like to blame them".

"They're ready to do things", Trump said.

Asked about the cost of a plan - which could be well into the hundreds of millions of dollars - Shah again repeated that the policy "hasn't been fleshed out" but added, "Do we really think that that's too much to pay for school safety?".

"What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots", Trump wrote, referring the executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and executive director Chris Cox.

The school resource officer at the high school took up a position viewing the western entrance of the building that was under attack for more than four minutes, but "he never went in", Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a Thursday news conference.

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