President wants only specially trained administrators armed with concealed guns
President Trump took issue Thursday with media reports declaring that he is advocating arming all teachers in schools, clarifying that he supports a move to arm only teachers who have specialized training.
Referring to gun free schools as a “magnet for bad people,” Trump hit out at CNN and NBC, charging that those networks were misrepresenting his comments.
Trump made the comments during a sit down listening session Wednesday with survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting.
After a parent raised the idea of arming teachers and administrators with concealed guns, Trump said it was “certainly a point we will discuss.”
“If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, that could very well end the attack very quickly,” Trump said.
“We’re going to be looking at that very strongly. And I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I think a lot of people are going to like it.”
The full listening session can be viewed below:
Continuing to address the media via Twitter, the President added that “highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches” would be an effective deterrent to prevent future deadly incidents.