Missouri educators weigh in on idea of arming teachers in schools

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor Maryland Thursday Feb. 22 2018. Pence said that in a meeting with governors at the White Ho

After calling Florida school guard a 'coward,' Trump at CPAC keeps up push to arm teachers

"Schools must be the most hardened targets in this country".

"I don't think I'll be going up against them".

In urging delegates to support Republican candidates in the November congressional elections, Trump claimed to the pro-gun crowd that Democrats would end Second Amendment rights if they win control of Congress. "We need to think less about taking sides and fighting each other politically, and just pulling together". The newspaper wanted to know, "will America choose its children over guns?" "We have to be very strong on that".

Trump pointed to the success of putting armed USA marshals on airplanes and also arming pilots.

Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who killed his fellow classmates and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, was able to purchase the AR-15 rifle while only being 19 years of age.

"That was not his finest moment".

LOESCH: But I am saying that you love the ratings. I want for them what I want for my own. "We need to listen to our young people", Cuadra-Saez said. "This November, we are going to vote them out". It was my daughter I am not going to see again. "If I can get a well-constructed plan of what a well-trained staff member would mean, I may be willing to have second thoughts about that", said Nettles. "The teachers love the children, they love their pupils". Teachers, notoriously underpaid, could even get "a little bit of a bonus" for being armed, he said.

But LaPierre said more than what the Everytown group quoted. Gov. Rick Scott (R-Florida) has also voiced support for the proposal.

But that isn't stopping candidates in the more ideologically diverse suburban districts from seizing on the student-led push for stricter gun laws.

If Obama further polarized Republicans on the gun issue, Trump - who once said he could back an assault weapons ban in a 2000 book titled "The America We Deserve" - has the conservative credentials that could make him uniquely situated to tackle reforms that were once seen as a risky infringement of Second Amendment rights. On Wednesday, he heard from students and family members of those killed in recent shootings and on Thursday he spoke to local and state officials. High school students were given the opportunity to gather on athletic fields on their campuses for 15 minutes of reflection about their response to the violence.

"Banning specific weapons is not going to fix this", said Scott.

More than anyone else, teachers understand what their students need to succeed in the classroom. Cowards won't go there.problem solved. Marco Rubio brushed it off during a heated town-hall debate on CNN.

"I believe that many will be against this..." Survivors told the Miami Herald that Feis shielded students from the bullets and pushed at least one girl out of the shooter's line of sight.

The president made the comment during a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Coffman's campaign manager, Tyler Sandberg, responded to the ad by calling Crow "another wannabe politician who takes the occasion of a national tragedy to cut a campaign commercial" and noted Coffman is open to banning automatic gun sales to anyone under 21 as well as "red flag" measures allowing guns to be taken away from anyone deemed a threat to themselves and others.

The U.S., Turnbull continued, has "a completely different context and history, legally and so forth".

"We are very satisfied with our laws ... but certainly don't presume to provide policy or political advice on that matter here".

The president proposed to give "concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best".

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