Parkland teacher says arming teachers is "terrible idea"


An armed guard was present at the Florida high school last week, but resigned Thursday after video footage showed that he never went inside the building to engage the shooter.

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, another Republican, told reporters during a visit to the Kansas Statehouse that he supported raising age requirements, saying, "Certainly, nobody under 21 should have an AR-15".

The White House is studying an IN version of the law, and is considering other measures as well, according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss policy deliberations.

"Honestly both sides are pretty corrupt and I'm not willing to take a side unless I know the person", said Mr Hogg. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. "They're patriots", Trump said. Is this one more thing? Yes.

At CPAC - an event that usually displays a wide range of views in election years - there was little daylight that could be seen between Trump and the powerful NRA.

".History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes". But I fear the outcome will always be the same - thoughts, prayers, furrowed brows and no real action - until the Republicans who control Congress and so many state legislatures start losing elections due to their obstinacy on gun control.

"Maybe 10 percent or 20 percent of the population of teachers", he said.

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, pointed to the legislation to fix the National Instant Background Check System, also called NICS, that the House approved in December, after another mass shooting in Texas exposed holes in the system that failed to flag a former service member to the database for his record of domestic violence. "Instill messages in our schools so people know they have resources if they need help". But that officer realized he was outgunned, holding only a handgun while the gunman had a rifle, so the officer retreated, police later said. Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High S. The President held a listening session earlier this week with victims and activists from several school shootings and has stated that he wants to end the sale of bump fire stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire bullets at a rapid rate.

The cheers were louder for the gun rights, but Trump assured, "We're going to get them all".

But again, this notion isn't backed up by the data.

The US Congress has been deadlocked on the gun debate, accomplishing nothing despite a spate of mass shootings and polls showing that Americans support stricter gun laws by a two-to-one margin.

Then there's the issue of the extensive training school personnel would require in order to have any chance of neutralizing a school shooter.

But would strapping guns on teachers make them educators, or armed guards?

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence - an idea he championed in recent days - is "Up to States". That's if they even decide to enter in the first place.

The U.S. president met with survivors and families involved in the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that took place on February 14 on Wednesday to hear their thoughts on what should happen as a result of the 17 lives lost in the tragedy.

Trump is telling attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference that if Democrats win they will repeal new tax cuts and take away their constitutional right to bear arms.

A Parkland teacher who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visited students at her alma mater in Indiana, Friday, and told future teachers she thinks arming teachers with guns is a awful idea. The idea is not popular with students either. "I want to listen". The president and his party are not going to act, so we must.