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President Trump in a series of tweets early Thursday denied that he suggested giving teachers guns to prevent mass school shootings, instead saying he would consider giving trained teachers concealed weapons.
Trump said he suggested at a White House meeting giving concealed guns to "teachers with military or special training experience," adding that a gun free school is a "magnet for bad people."
"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," Trump tweeted.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
I have no doubt ATSers will come to his defense and say arming teachers is a fantastic idea!
originally posted by: Kharron
He's a known liar. He says whatever he needs to say at the moment.
The issue for me is that he is conditioning a large swath of the population to accept this as the norm. We now have people open-hardheartedly accepting and rooting for dishonesty.
I don't know how we go back from this.
originally posted by: smurfy
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
So training is irrelevant to you? Just a throw away concept to Southern Guardian? Got it...
Anybody ask a teacher? Swat team cometh, teacher.... with gun...dead teacher.