Trump Argues: I Never Said ‘Give Teachers Guns’ Before Pushing To Give Some Teachers Guns


President Donald Trump elaborated on his proposal to arm 20 percent of teaching staff at schools in a series of tweets Thursday.


Trump first made the proposal during a listening session with students and parents affected by mass shootings, including some from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed last week.

Trump denied he ever suggested giving teachers guns, before arguing “only the best” teachers ― like ones with military experience ― should be given guns.

I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to

some teachers have taken to Twitter to push back, arguing they don’t want the responsibility of keeping a gun in their classrooms.

Trump argued a “sicko shooter” wouldn’t try to stage an attack on a school known for having armed teachers.


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