Published: Mon, February 26, 2018
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Everything you need to know about NRA head Wayne LaPierre

Everything you need to know about NRA head Wayne LaPierre

"Why in the world are we going to put them in a circumstance where there is nobody that is armed and trained at any of our schools to be able to respond quickly to an active shooter situation?"

Trump also reiterated his calls for arming more teachers and other adults working in the nations' schools, something LaPierre also called for.

"Evil walks among us, and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids", he said.

"I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health". But he was incredulous about the notion of outlawing bump stocks and increasing the age requirement for buying a long gun.

The deputy had been armed and standing outside the high school building where the shooting took place.

When then-candidate Donald Trump raised his hand to imitate firing a pistol, he couldn't have known that a mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school would turn his bravado into shame. They just want to get more laws to get more control over people.

But recent mass shootings, including the 2012 mass murder of elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut, and the killing of 58 people in Las Vegas last fall, have not resulted in significant legislation. I've spoken to them often in the last two days.

The president appeared to break with his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, about schools holding training runs for students and teachers so they know what to do if a shooter enters their school.

"I will not accept the old, exhausted political notion that we don't have enough time to get anything done", Scott said.

Brock Cartwright, the superintendent in Claude, Texas, won't reveal how many or who among his teachers is armed, but the district's message to potential intruders blares in capital letters in three signs: "Please be aware that the staff at Claude ISD is armed and may use whatever force necessary to protect our students".

Most popular: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: "When The People Are Given the Opportunity to Take Their Country Back, They Will Seize It." "I hear you" was written in black marker.

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

Marco Rubio, who has an A+ rating from the NRA, announced he was in favor of raising the age limit from 18 to 21 on individuals purchasing semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 and Rubio told the audience he was reconsidering his past opposition to limiting the size of large gun magazines.

Ms Bondi said Florida would bring in a system of gun violence restraining orders so law enforcement officers can take away guns of people in custody for mental health reasons.

Mora said he agreed with Pence's comment that schools need to be some of the most secure places in this country.

The organization's Wayne LaPierre also emphasized the organization's project called National School Shield.

Added Hillsborough School Board chairwoman Sally Harris, who runs a preschool: "I personally have a concealed weapon permit".

So, no, Trump. Do not arm teachers with guns.

LaPierre also accused Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., of not working with conservatives and activists enough to address mental health as a concern and to put such checks into the database system to prevent unsafe people from getting access to guns.

"A gun-free zone to a killer, or somebody that wants to be a killer, that's like going in for the ice cream", Trump said.

Both say carrying a gun in school is a matter of personal preference.

The NRA was an early supporter of Trump's campaign, and it remains unclear how far the president will go to cross them.

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

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