Published: Mon, February 26, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump pushes for arming teachers to prevent mass shootings

Trump pushes for arming teachers to prevent mass shootings

And they are asking parents to do their part. "We all need to realize that we all have different points of views and the solution is not going to be a singular thing, it's going to be multi-faceted and it's going to be created by a collection of different people working together". Republican lawmakers are talking more seriously about some restrictions, but not a total ban.

Efforts to enhance the state's Baker Act, which allows someone to be confined involuntarily for 72 hours, would include steps that would allow law enforcement to remove guns from a person's home for at least a 60-day period. Students from Parkland rallied at Florida's capitol to protest state legislators' failure to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles. In fact, a bill passed by the House in December would make it easier for gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. "It hits close to home because it's happening to us". "A change is going to happen", said Rachel Catania, 15, a sophomore at Stoneman Douglas.

Students at Westfield High School are planning a walk out March 14, the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and a day that Women's March Youth Empower is encouraging students, teachers, parents and allies across the country to walk out of schools in support of new gun control-related legislation. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.


House Speaker Richard Corcoran, an outspoken NRA supporter, told students that gun control measures are "on the table." .

Numerous protests were accompanied by chants of "Never again", which has been a rallying cry since the Florida shooting.

Davis said the school district coordinated with Alameda police and the high school's principal to make sure the students were safe as they marched through city streets near the school. Students, teachers and lawmakers have urged Trump and other Republican lawmakers to take action on guns in the wake of the Parkland shooting. And Florida has a reputation for expanding gun rights.


Scott, a Republican widely expected to run for the Senate, outlined his plan at a Tallahassee news conference. Scott, who has an A-plus rating from the NRA, has said all options are on the table. Officials are not taking any chances, saying they were providing additional security at the schools.

The accused gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had a troubled history that included 39 visits from police and expulsion from school. A spokesman later said Trump was speaking specifically about semi-automatic weapons. In Spartanburg County, South Carolina, a ninth-grader allegedly posted a photo of himself on Snapchat wearing a mask and showing an assault rifle with the words "round 2 of Florida tomorrow".

"Everybody right now is so stuck on what they believe that they're not even listening to what other people believe", Stoneman Douglas student Ariana Klein said. "We need more security, we need more firearms on campus, we need better background checks, and we need to study more on mental health". "We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty or five hundred students involved".


Trump vowed Wednesday that his administration would look strongly into gun purchase ages, as well as the "mental health aspect".

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