Trump Praises NRA Day After Meeting Parkland Shooting Survivors

Trump Praises NRA Day After Meeting Parkland Shooting Survivors

Trump Praises NRA Day After Meeting Parkland Shooting Survivors

US companies that have partnered with the National Rifle Association to offer discounts and benefits to its members have begun to distance themselves from the gun lobbying group after the latest school shooting. And many teachers took to social media to say they're infuriated by the idea.

"If we don't have offensive measures within these schools, you're just kidding yourselves folks", he said.

The administration, he said is going to be very strong on background checks.

Under Scott's plan, the state would also require all individuals purchasing firearms to be at least 21 years old and the sale and purchase of so called "bump stocks" would become illegal.

He told them he wants to see trained teachers, who could be paid bonuses, carry concealed weapons to ward off potential gunmen in schools.

"Anyone who advocates for arming teachers doesn't understand teachers and doesn't understand schools", Weingarten tweeted Thursday.

"They're not going to walk into a school if 20 per cent of the teachers have guns".

But Thursday morning, the president put out a barrage of tweets, defending himself and clarifying, "I never said "give teachers guns" like was stated on Fake News".

"There's a tremendous feeling that we want to get something done", he said.

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But recent mass shootings, including the 2012 mass murder of elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut, and the killing of 58 people in Las Vegas last fall, have not resulted in significant legislation. The president did not immediately offer more details. He said it would take too many security guards to protect a school campus. Trump then surveyed the audience of conservatives on which issue was more important to them, and listened as the crowd cheered loudly in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Trump had earlier proposed raising from 18 to 21 the minimum age to buy more guns than at present - like the assault-style rifle used by 19-year-old Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz - and making it more hard for the mentally ill to own firearms.

That's consistent with the view of the National Rifle Association - the gun lobby has a program that funds schools willing to add security, including more firearms.

"Because, when you have a gun-free zone, you're really inviting people to come in and do whatever you have to do and, often times, get out", he said.

NRA head Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 22.

The conservative Breitbart website also ran a story expressing concern about the background checks, saying they would lead to a national gun registry. On the sign, the teachers were asked to share what they would prefer to be armed with instead of a gun. Republican Sen. Bill Galvano, the next Senate president who has long supported the NRA's legislative priorities, is leading the effort in his body, and he said the NRA's opposition to raising the age limit was unlikely to defeat the bill.

"I turned 18 the day after", Zeif said. A poll released this week by ABC News/Washington Post says 42 percent of Americans believe teachers with guns could have prevented the Florida shooting. Parents and educators overwhelmingly reject the idea of arming school staff. Educators need to be focused on teaching our students.

"The elites don't care not one whit about America's school system and school children", LaPierre told a friendly audience of conservatives outside Washington. "Attacks would end." Some people at the meeting seemed to approve of the president's idea.

LaPierre also hit out at the "breathless national media" which he said was "eager to smear the NRA in the midst of genuine grief".

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