Pres. Trump tweets that he wants a number of gun control measures

Lawrence Kim
February 24, 2018

The response was universal, even from educators who are gun owners: "Teachers don't want to be armed, we want to teach", she said. In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to ME, students at dozens of USA high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. He said school shootings last about three minutes, and that first-responders take five minutes or more to respond.

The federal minimum age for buying or possessing handguns is 21, but the limit is 18 for rifles, including assault-type weapons such as the AR-15 used by Cruz in last week's attack.

"If you had a teacher with - who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly", he said during the session. "What's being described by the president and others sounds more like a prison to me, with the teachers as armed guards and the students as prisoners". "You have to have a certain degree of offensive power within the school". "And it's gonna be fast", he said. They're not going to walk into a school if 20 percent of the teachers have guns, it may be 10 percent or may be 40 percdnt.

However, many teachers feel that the presence of guns would only make school more unsafe.

Trump will point to the need for "commonsense measures" on school safety and guns that will "protect the rights of law-abiding Americans while helping to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves and to others".

"Legislative proposals that prevent law-abiding adults aged 18-20 years old from acquiring rifles and shotguns effectively prohibits them for purchasing any firearm, thus depriving them of their constitutional right to self-protection", the group said in a statement.

"I called many senators last night, many Congressmen".

The White House has said Trump will soon lay out a package of school and gun safety proposals for Congress to consider.

Meanwhile, social media users had a lot to say about Trump's cue card.

Sheriff Scott Israel later announced that Scott Peterson, an armed school resource deputy, was at the high school but took up a position outside and "never went in" during the shooting.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar echoed the president's urgency on addressing the mental illness component to preventing shootings, stressing the importance of screening and treatment around mental illness, as well as community engagement and research on the next generation of therapies. We'll get it done! Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he had purchased legally a year ago. "He was not a credit to law enforcement", Trump said.

"It's a disgrace. The sanctuary city situation", he said. "Thank you for pouring out your hearts because the world is watching and we're going to come up with a solution". "I'm thinking about doing it". Trump remarked that his administration would take action where previous presidents had done little or nothing.

He called Wednesday an "incredible meeting" with people who have suffered so badly.

The President said they were the "heaviest ever" sanctions to date against the country.

During the wide-ranging speech he also boasted about his controversial tax cut programme and said his health plans are better than Obamacare - which is being "wiped out".

In light of the session, Mayor Christine Hunschofsky the mayor of Parkland told the president "you have done a great job". What would you most want me to know about your experience?" and "2. "I really think the NRA wants to do what's right". "There was a whole timeline that led to this", said Hunschofsky.

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)-the author of the 1994 assault weapons ban-introduced a bill to raise the minimum age to purchase long guns.

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