United States President Donald Trump, defending his controversial proposal to arm some of America's teachers, said on Friday that a teacher with a gun would have "shot the hell" out of the teenager who went on a shooting rampage last week at a Florida high school. Early Thursday, Trumptweeted his strongest stance on gun control one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action.
"We will really have to strengthen up background checks", the President said.
All school officials said the preventative focus should be on building stronger relationships with students rather than arming teachers.
Trump promised "very strong on background checks", and he suggested he supported allowing some teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons to be ready for intruders.
The nation is gripped in a debate over gun control and school security after a gunman wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic last week killed 17 students and adults at a southeast Florida high school. How have we not stopped this after Columbine?
Trump's support for any tightening of gun laws would mark a change for the Republican, who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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"It's not going to be talk like it has been in the past", Trump said.
The president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, called arming teachers a terrible idea and said an educator's handgun would be no match for the assault-style weapons often wielded by attackers. "There's no question about that", Trump said of Scot Peterson on the White House South Lawn before leaving to speak at CPAC.
"You'd have a lot of people that'd be armed, that'd be ready, they are professionals, they may be Marines that left the Marines, left the Army, left the Air Force, and they are very adept at doing that".
He said only those with "aptitude" should be carrying weapons, and pitched an incentive program. "This is a very complex problem and we need serious solutions", he said. When you say this school is gun free. We must not let them down.
State statute allows school boards to decide if employees with hide carry permits can bring their guns on school grounds.
The union's executive council on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning gun violence and calls to arm teachers, according to the statement.
"Every day, every day young children are being dropped off at schools that are virtually wide opensoft targets for anyone bent on mass murder", LaPierre said. Help us find better ways to keep our children safe.
His announcement came just after the news broke that Wildcats coach Sean Miller would not be on the bench for Saturday's game vs. O'Neal, a five-star prospect by Rivals , held an offer from LSU at the time of his commitment to Arizona.
The expense reports also show dinners listed with several high profile names including coach Tom Izzo . Duke , Kentucky , Michigan State and North Carolina are among the programs mentioned in the report .
The Syracuse Orange will go on the road to take on the Duke Blue Devils as part of the College Basketball schedule for Saturday. While Duke still has a chance to win a share of the ACC regular-season title, Syracuse is battling for its postseason lives.
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The list prompted many on social media sites such as Twitter to call for these companies to sever their ties with the NRA. Corporate partners have dropped the gun lobby group, deciding it is not good business to link their brands to the NRA.
The hotel brand used to offer a 10 percent discount to NRA members but no longer will, a representative told Business Insider . Radio host Tony Katz blasted the companies that announced they were cutting ties with the National Rifle Association .
Ms Trump will have dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday night, South Korean media reported. South Korea's Unification Ministry said. "If this is anything more than just a PR show, it just looks bad".
The insurance company said it is ending its discount program offered to NRA members. "They hate individual freedom", he said. President Donald Trump has defended the NRA, while others criticised the boycott on Twitter.
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