NRA's LaPierre Offers Free Armed Guard Training For All Schools

NRA's LaPierre Offers Free Armed Guard Training For All Schools

"People like to blame them", Trump later said during a meeting at the White House with state and local officials about school safety.

Summing up the opposition of many lawmakers, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal called the idea of arming teachers "toxic lunacy - an NRA-backed distraction from common sense action".

President Trump applauded LaPierre and his NRA colleagues in a tweet moments before the lobyist took the stage. They just want get more laws to get more control over people.

In Florida, meanwhile, funerals continued.

They're not going to walk into a school if 20 percent of the teachers have guns.

Pence's CPAC address recounted what he described as a laundry list of accomplishments from the Trump administration's first year in office including tax reform, a changed atmosphere for law enforcement and regulatory rollback, among other things.

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The notion of arming teachers at U.S. public schools, which are largely governed by states, local councils and school boards, has been raised by some politicians in the past but has been dismissed by many critics as fraught with danger. The youngest of Trump's five children, 11-year-old Barron, attends a private school in Potomac, Maryland.

"In dealing with school safety issues, we don't expect to agree with the NRA on every single issue", Shah told reporters at the daily press briefing.

He has called for an age limit of 21 to buy guns, as well as tougher background checks.

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch called out news coverage of the Florida shooting.

Cruz, 19, killed 14 students and three school workers during last week's massacre in Parkland, Fl.

Appearing to throw his weight behind Donald Trump's suggestion that teachers should be able to defend themselves and their pupils in such an event, he said: "We must immediately harden our schools".

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"Many in the legacy media love mass shootings". "And they would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone".

WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN: Focus on our favorite media villains, not on why those mothers are crying. "That's sheer madness", LaPierre said at the time. "They hate individual freedom", he said. "This is a war on women", she insisted, "because the AR-15 is the most popular rifle with women".

The NRA was an early supporter of Trump's campaign, and it remains unclear how far the president will go to cross them. "They openly attack sacred American values and the people who cherish them with ruthlessness, contempt, and downright hatred", she said. They love this country.

"I think that all life should be protected, that's why next week there's going to be good guys with guns that are going to be in schools protecting lives, just as there's armed security here", she said.

LaPierre also accused Democrats and other gun-control advocates of exploiting the mass school shooting in Florida to promote an anti-gun agenda.

In Congress, a bill being drafted by Sens.

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Authorities have said he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he had purchased legally past year.

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