The President of the United States of America and the GOP controlled Congress have repeatedly stated that arming teachers inside of public schools - with proper firearms and safety training - could be the most crucial and speedy response to better ensuring the safety of children inside the classroom as well as at public school events.
Now, the Trump Administration has pledged to grant federal assistance to states which anticipate such a desire from educators to not only receive proper firearms training and etiquette but to also obtain their concealed carry permits to better protect the lives of the children they're tasked with protecting.
The move from the President is surely going to trigger the Democratic Party, who have been quick to politicize school shooting travesties in order to promote their anti-firearm gun control agenda.
The new plan also intends to strengthen current background check laws, by ensuring that local and federal agencies are communicating with one another preventing those who shouldn't have a firearm from obtaining them, as with the fumbling of the current laws by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Broward County Sheriff's Office being heavy to blame for Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter, in regards to his desire to purchase a weapon.
Cruz should have never owned a gun, to begin with, knowing that school officials, local police, and numerous friends and family had made both the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff's Office aware of his well-known mental illness and likelihood to actually commit such a heinous crime.
The warning signs were there, friends contacted the FBI and submitted tips, at least 39 visits were made by police to Cruz's home, and yet he still somehow passed a background check.
It's a complete travesty, and seventeen innocent lives were lost as a result of the failures of law enforcement agencies.
The Idaho Statesman also reported that the President has zero intention of increasing the minimum purchase age to obtain a firearm, a measure that would have trampled upon the Second Amendment and the Constitutional rights of American citizens.
The debate still rages as student protesters and Democratic puppets exploit the travesty of Parkland and other mass casualty events as to whether such a restriction should be in place, as is the recent bill signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott to raise the age in Florida.
In doing so, Rick Scott may have effectively ended his career as a Republican, with advocates for the Second Amendment and Constitutionalists across the country blasting his willful submission of pandering to a minority crowd of paid Democratic operatives.
The President realizes how important firearms and the right to bear them are, hence has told the world at CPAC that he doesn't support a change to the Second Amendment.
A new federal commission, however, will be very careful when looking at the minimum purchase age, among other issues, as they begin their process of determining how to best protect students in public schools in the coming months ahead.
"Today we are announcing meaningful actions, steps that can be taken right away to help protect students," said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who will chair the commission.
DeVos said that "far too often, the focus" after such tragedies "has been only on the most contentious fights, the things that have divided people and sent them into their entrenched corners." She described the plan as "pragmatic."
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While training the teachers with firearm safety, they should get a copy of Sheep Bo More by Former Navy S.E.A.L./FBI Agent And Air Marshall, on how to do threat assessments !
Why use Taxpayer $$$$ There are enough confiscated 9mm / 40cal / 38 revolver firearms by local and state police to provide the teachers with a viable weapon.
According to the ATF there are enough confiscated pistols each year to arm 2 or 3 teachers in every school in the USA.
An it is not like it will be theirs to keep. Good Pistols last 10's or 1000's of shots (firings) so the next Teacher willing to take up arms to protect Students, staff and themselves can then use it.