(Washington, DC) – Trump says teachers with military experience should carry guns to school. In a White House briefing, Spokesman Raj Shah said armed teachers could serve as a deterrent to school shooters.
He added that the NRA and some Congressional leaders support the idea. Hosting a White House meeting on gun violence and school safety today, Trump said school shooters are cowards and won’t attack a school if 20-percent of trained teachers are carrying a gun. The President added that gun-free school zones are targets.
He went on to say arming specially trained teachers would be much less expensive and much better optics than filling a school with security guards.