Today Trump had a “listen in” with survivors of the Parkland Shooting, their families, and survivors of other mass shootings. He had heartening news about teachers and guns.
President Trump on concealed carry for teachers: "If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly." pic.twitter.com/dQWl1foLii
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 21, 2018
This would only be obviously for people who are very adept at handling a gun… Where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them. They’d go for special training and they would be there. And you would no longer have a gun free zone.
An attack has happened on average about three minutes. It takes five to eight minutes for responders, for the police to come in. So the attack is over. If you had a teacher who was adept with firearms they could very well end the attack very quickly… We are going to looking at it very strongly.
A breath of freshly squeezed sanity. More stimulating to the nostrils than the smell of gunpowder at the range. More empowering to teachers than any feminist buzz cut or package of blue hair dye.
In the past week, Trump also floated banning bump stocks and raising the minimum age requirement for firearm purchases. Lo and behold, conservative American citizens were less happy than a tiger in a bubble bath. Getting declawed. To be clear, we’re not comparing conservatives to cats. They’re more like elephants. For some reason.
Arming certain gun-proficient school teachers is a practical move. It’s something that can be done immediately to increase safety. It also protects against illegally and legally obtained firearms. A well trained bullet doesn’t care if a body obtained a firearm from Joe’s Guns or sneaky Joe behind the dumpster.
Armed teachers wouldn’t have to wait for police, giving the shooter five minutes to himself in the lady’s bathroom. Teachers everywhere could feel safe, focusing more on teaching than constant worry for their kiddos. Sounds better than sitting in duck-like fashion.