Skip to comments.Trump to unveil gun plan that includes arming teachers: report
Posted on 03/10/2018 7:39:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump plans to unveil a proposal on Sunday that would encourage school systems around the country to allow armed staff on school premises, The Wall Street Journal reports.
According to The Journal, the plan will signal the president's support for two bills currently in Congress as well as setting up a commission to identify grant money for school systems that find a way to issue concealed-carry permits to some staff members to help guard against school shootings.
The two bills currently being considered by Congress would improve the nation's background check system and authorize $50 million for school safety improvements. The plan does not address a number of issues supported by gun control advocates, including a ban on bump stocks or raising the minimum age required to purchase a rifle to 21.
The Justice Department, however, is considering a measure that would ban bump-stock weapons as part of an existing ban on machine guns, the Journal reported Saturday.
President Trump is absolutely committed to ensuring the safety and security of every American, and he has directed us to propose a regulation addressing bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.
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Link to the WSJ article mentioned:
Trumps Gun Plan to Include Encouraging States to Allow Armed School Staff
If President Trump’s ban on bump stocks goes through, he will have enacted more gun control in his first year and a half than Obama did in eight years in office.
GOOD for President Trump! Arm the teachers. And also:
Bumpfire stocks are OBVIOUSLY not machine guns. BUT:
You say the anti-gunners on the march? LOL!
Give them a taste of THIS: Videos: How to Bumpfire Effectively without a Bumpfire Stock! Turn UP your sound!
No need for a Bumpfire stock. Amazingly fun! Accuracy is naturally compromised, though. Short handgun cartridges have the highest cyclic rate, since less bolt travel is needed.
Bumpfiring is 100% legal, and safe in a properly maintained modern sporting rifle. Some gun ranges do not like it, though, because they feel you dont have adequate control of the firearm. I am sure that could well be the case of you bumpfired a cartridge anywhere from 7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester) on up.
Banning bump stocks is not “gun control” — that is the whole point.
He has to do “something” in view of the vicious attacks by Democrats.
He is doing exactly “something”, but specifically NOT hurting gun rights.
Imagine, allowing a teacher to take advanced training, submission to background and fingerprint checks; just so they can have equal footing to their non-law abiding students.
Simply do away with “Gun Free Zones”
Make the crazies fear.
Wake up people . We already have a nics background check. No more period. No more government permission to exercise a constitutional right. Line in the sand right here right now. More gun control should result in scorched earth for the GOP. We should be rolling back gun control at a feverish pace but now we are going to pile on more when we control every branch of government? When would we ever reverse any gun control ?
It is specifically NOT solving any part of this problem, and it is specifically NOT going to prevent any future shooting from occurring, so what something are we going to do after the next one? And the one after that?
If teachers are uncomfortable carrying guns, they should be forced to carry something like mace or a taser which will give them a prayer for a split second ambush to disable a gunman entering a classroom.
And, leaving us law abiding folks alone right? Right?
Until Congress outlaws “Gun free zones” and psychotropic drugs, the shootings will continue.
Those two elements are the proximate enablers of all mass killings.
Having a concealed carry permit should be a requirement for getting a teaching credential.
I hope they choose the stable teachers. Not the ones who are having sex with their underage students.
Bump stocks were first invented under Bush II (the Akins Accelerator) and were briefly legal then. The ATF quickly realized exactly what it was that a junior examiner had approved and banned it as (surprise) a machine gun.
It was only under Obama that that ban was reversed by someone calling it ‘an assistive device for the physically disabled.’ It was the Obama BATF that was too stupid to realize what it was.
In other words, I don't believe the fed.gov needs to get into paying for folks’ licenses. I imagine that if the school boards asked, they would find plenty of already licensed teachers who would love to be able to carry at school. Federal funding just screams misappropriation.
Sometimes, we don't need the government and their offer of help. ;)
No. He is hurting gun rights because he is playing into the meme that ar-15’s are only good for killing people. Bump fire stocks have been used in exactly one mass murder, banning then we’ll mean nothing as far as safety goes. He is giving support to those who want to disarm the people. What will we lose the next time a deranged democrat decides to kill a bunch of innocent people?
Then we’ll = them will. I actually changed that but my phone seems to have changed it back.
I would agree with you about the CCL but we are discussing an advanced course in handling a shooter in a school. There are some situations that applicants should be trained for and its even possible that the training will show some people who are not ready to accept this responsibility.
If you are going to require extra training, then the participants deserve to be paid for same.
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