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Gun lobby cries betrayal as Trump flirts with control

25 February 2018

Opponents of gun rights want to "sweep under the carpet" the failure of school safety, families "and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI" to prevent shootings, he said. But, despite the objections of many educators, the idea to train and arm teachers remains part of the mix.

"We share a goal of safe schools, safe neighborhoods, and a safe country", LaPierre added.

Trump has been proposing a growing list of ideas, including more stringent background checks for gun buyers, reopening some mental institutions to hold potential killers and banning "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic machine guns. The idea of arming teachers with guns just beggars belief!

Teachers are lashing out at suggestions in the wake of a deadly mass shooting that school employees should be armed and are taking to social media to demand better school supplies, funding for mental health resources and increased pay.

With the recent school shooting out of Parkland, Florida, the debate over gun control and safety in our schools is getting a lot of discussion at this year's CPAC.

The Broward County sheriff said Thursday that an armed deputy was in fact present during the Valentine's Day rampage that left 17 dead in a Florida high school, but did not act to stop it.

He shouted: "It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it".

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"The president has a unique ability right now to maybe really do something about these school shootings", said Tom Rooney, a Republican from Florida. And will teachers now tap a bulge under their coats and admonish students, "OK, class, do I have to remind you what happens if I don't get those essays on Gwendolyn Brooks by Friday?"

"It's a freakish fact that in this country our jewelry stores all over this country are more important than our children, our banks, our airports, our National Basketball Association games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they are all more protected than our children at school", he said.

"And if you know how to handle it, if you know what you're doing, and if you start to practice your mindset and start to visualize, 'OK, where would I go in my school?"

"How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be", Barack Obama went on to tweet, before adding, "We've been waiting for you".

"I'm saying that the problems we are facing here today can not be solved by gun laws alone", Rubio said, adding he supported legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase a gun, ban bump stocks and change the background check system.

LaPierre said the NRA will provide support and guidance on how schools can protect themselves free of charge.

"Evil walks among us and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids", said NRA Executive Vice-President and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

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The president also shifted blame from guns to violent movies and video games.

Paul Paradis, who owns a gun store in Colorado Springs, was enthusiastic about letting teachers carry firearms on campus.

But Scott, who has been endorsed by the NRA and received its highest rating for supporting gun owners, said he opposed an outright ban on assault rifles.

"I'll be honest with you", Trump said.

"United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website", the airlines said on Twitter.

"We take it very seriously". Students and parents from the Washington area also were present.

The company tweeted late Thursday: "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members".

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Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he was skeptical the president would follow though.

Gun lobby cries betrayal as Trump flirts with control