Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence

Teachers across America have been voicing their concerns after the President called for some to take up arms

Teachers across America have been voicing their concerns after the President called for some to take up arms

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.

As for Mr. Trump, while he was publicly nudging the NRA to accept certain changes, he also made sure to note to his supporters of where he stands on guns.

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.

Trump conducted a listening session at the White House with students and parents affected by the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, expressing sympathy to relatives and friends of victims.

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.

But delegates here voiced support for Trump's idea to arm teachers.

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.

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at media coverage of his statement that school shootings could be prevented if large numbers of teachers and coaches were armed.

"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".

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, said during a CNN town hall debate event Wednesday that he did not support arming teachers.

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.

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