But the President later reiterated his strategy, saying specially trained teachers with concealed weapons would be the best deterrent against a "savage sicko" with "bad intentions". The President says highly trained teachers with military experience could deter attacks like the one in Florida.
For the second consecutive day, the president pitched the notion of giving firearms and specialized training to some teachers and school staffers so they could combat individuals who enter schools with the intent of killing people.
Ruffin, a 17-year-old Rochester area high school student, is concerned for his and peers safety and believe teachers armed with guns could take a turn for the worse.
A few people raised their hands.
Going all the way back to Columbine in 1999, the violence lasted 49 minutes and police were on the scene within 5 minutes.
"A gun-free zone, to a maniac - because they are all cowards - a gun-free zone is 'Let's go in and let's attack", Trump said at the meeting. "To get this done we do need defense but we also need offensive capability".
Trump's suggestion was music to America's most powerful gun lobby at the annual meeting of the American Conservative Union. Trump called them "Great People and Great American Patriots (who) love our Country and will do the right thing".
He also stressed he would push for an end to the sale on bump stocks, which allow rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute and which were used during another massacre in Las Vegas previous year. Ohio's concealed carry law requires school employees leave their guns in their locked auto when they're in a school safety zone, unless they have written permission from the school district to do otherwise, reported CNN.