NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

Florida school shooting survivor tells Donald Trump: 'Let's never let this happen again please, please'

One week after 17 people were killed in a school massacre in Florida the head of the National Rifle Association accused gun control advocates and the media of taking advantage of victims' grief to push new gun restrictions.

"I became a teacher because I believe in the power of knowledge".

Surely the USA government could use proper funding to seriously upgrade security at all their schools, even if this means using trained and armed security to keep everybody safe. He endorsed more stringent background checks for gun buyers, and ordered his Justice Department to work toward banning rapid-fire "bump stock" devices. And he indicated he supported allowing some teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons to be ready for intruders. And a sheriff's deputy who had been on duty at the school but never went inside to confront the shooter resigned after being suspended without pay.

At an hourlong meeting on school safety with 10 state and local officials, Trump said armed teachers with an aptitude for guns would deter would-be shooters. "We drop our kids of at schools that are so-called 'gun free zones, ' that are wide open targets for any insane madman bent on evil", he said.

Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Hansen said it was her mom who encouraged her to take a concealed carry class.

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence - an idea he championed in recent days - is "Up to States". "Schools must be the most hardened target in this country, and evil must be confronted immediately with all necessary force to protect our kids". 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?" He suggested that teachers would be more willing to defend students than security guards.

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"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?"

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"When we're dealing the mentally ill, as we were in this last case - he was a very sick person and somebody that should have been nabbed.I guess they had 39 different occasions where they were able to see him or potentially see him".

The NRA, which spent about $30 million in support of Trump's presidential campaign, is firmly opposed to raising the legal age for the purchase of long guns from 18 to 21.

While the NRA initially held back from the fray, that changed Wednesday and Thursday, as a spokeswoman debated survivors of the attack during a heated town hall and then Wayne LaPierre, the group's chief executive, forcefully decried gun-control advocates and the media for its coverage of the shooting.

"A "gun free" school is a magnet for bad people".

And as LaPierre did, Loesch - who also wasn't officially on the pre-released CPAC agenda - blamed failures in law enforcement for the latest tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. "Teachers who are adept at firearms should be armed".

"In America, we mourn with those who mourn and grieve with those who grieve", Pence said.

"I'm not just talking about Bernie Sanders", LaPierre said.

But gun owners are a militant lot. "I nearly feel like I would be a target if I announce to my boss, if I announce to my students, if I announce to my parents, 'Hey guess what?" "Do we really love our money and our celebrities more than we love our children?"

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