Skip to comments.Trump wants teachers to get paid more if they carry a gun
Posted on 02/22/2018 12:33:17 PM PST by conservative98
President Trump on Thursday repeated his call to arm teachers to prevent mass school shootings saying that as many as 40 percent of a schools educators could pack heat and get bonuses for their efforts to keep kids safe.
I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns [and] a concealed [carry] permit for teachers to carry guns on school property, the president said during a White House sitdown with members of his cabinet, lawmakers and Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Florida.
Fourteen students and three staffers were gunned down at a high school there by a 19-year-old former student armed with an assault rifle last week.
SEE ALSO Trump: I only said I would arm some teachers Trump: I only said I would arm some teachers Trump said the armed educators should get a little bit of a bonus and mentioned 10 percent, 20 percent and 40 percent as possible numbers of teachers who would qualify for the rigorous training that would be required.
School security guards alone are not the answer, he added.
You cant hire enough security guards
You need 100, 150 security guards. But you could have concealed [guns] on the teacher, Trump said
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Well, he’s the “bully pulpit” we need on the sane side of this issue.
Don't they want them to get paid more?
Wow, a very good *capitalist* idea.
Love that man!
The police can be there in minutes when seconds count. This is already being done in some schools in Texas, and no one has been killed.
Just hand out the guns as the students arrive in the morning.
No, the NEA loves teachers. As long as they pay their stupid union mafia dues. But for anything not liberal or commie, they hate your guts.
I know teachers unions wont go for this so just make an EO and get it over with to shut p the anti gun left.
It would also make sense, given teachers move around, to have a national concealed carry reciprocal law for all 50 states.
Remember, Trump has had a CCW forever in New York!
“You get what you incentivize.”
Can’t they Bring their own like we did when I was in school?
The one who pays for everything? Me, too!
I approve. Protecting the little heathens should be better rewarded than just filling their heads with drivel. The education that goes with the responsibility of carrying lethal force might accidentally improve the quality of the education system.
Back in the 70s, every unlocked pickup in the parking lot had at least one ‘squirrel gun’ in the rack and as soon as the last bell rang, the boys lit out for the mountains and didn’t actually get home until near-dark.
Not one school shooting, ever.
Kinda like an extracurricular?
At least as much as the cheerleader advisor!
Okay. If they take the time and effort to get qualified to carry why should they not be compensated?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.