States, teachers unions resist Trump’s call to arm educators

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February 27, 2018

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President Trump’s call to arm more qualified teachers is going nowhere fast with the states and with teachers unions, although some individual teachers support the idea.

A mini-lecture that Mr. Trump received Monday from Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee at the White House was typical of the broad pushback against his idea of putting more guns in the hands of trained adults in schools.

“I have listened to the people who would be affected by that, I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don’t want to do that at any percentage,” Mr. Inslee told the president at a meeting of governors from across the nation. “I have listened to the 1st grade teachers that don’t want to be pistol-packing 1st grade teachers, I have listened to law enforcement who have said they don’t want to have to train teachers as law enforcement agents.”

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, whose state was the scene of the high school massacre on Feb. 14 that left 17 dead, also rejects the idea of arming more school personnel. While Mr. Trump has said he’ll leave the decision up to states — few, if any governors from states that don’t currently allow adults to carry guns in schools, are embracing such a move.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • WALTER FLATT says:

    SURLY OUR TEACHERS CANT BE SO STUPID THAT THE WILL JUST SET AND LET SOMEONE KILL THEM AND OUR CHILDRES, IF THE COACH HAD A GUN, HE MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED, BUT I BET YOU HE WOULD HAVE GOT OFF A FEW ROUNDS HIMSELF. OH IT IS OK FOR THE SUPREME BEINGS IN OUR UNIONS, SITTING IN A OFFICE AT HEADQUARTERS TO RUN THEIR MOUTHS OFF, BUT LET SOMEONE WALK IN AND START SHOOTING THEM. I BET YOU THEY WOULD WANT A GUN. OH, THEY MAY ALREADY HAVE ONE. SOMEONE SHOULD CHECK. THE TEACHER WOULD NOT ONLY BEING PROTECTIN THEIRSELVES, BUT THE CHILDREN UNDER THEM. SCREW THE UNION THEY ARE NOT GOD. THEY SHOULD BE DONE AWAY WITH.

  • Maxx says:

    Why would we expect anything less from every single state controlled by the democrat communist party and the 98% of teachers, at all levels of education, that belong to the democrat communist party and communist backed unions???

  • Rich says:

    The unions and the lefties wont be satisfied until we have a complete repeal of the Bill Of Rights and all our freedom

  • Humble Servant says:

    President Trumps problem with this will be there are no qualified teachers capable of protecting our children when they are in school. This cries help from outside the school system. I think the government should provide educational police officers to protect all the people in the schools from both foreign and domestic terrorism. These peace keepers will not answer to the school board or any teachers union. This will surely make the teachers union feel all warm and fuzzy. They can’t protect themselves but they wont let anyone else do it for them but they will cry for help but they don’t want the logical help it takes. Does this not sound like total confusion on their part? We are the people allowing this type of behavior to take care of and teach our young. No wonder why we as a nation are falling apart. God Help Us ALL!!!

    1. Maxx says:

      Another government “jobs program” I hope not. And putting the government in charge of anything is pure stupidity. The government has never fixed any problem that was turned over to them…….PERIOD. Ronald Regan said it best “the government is not the solution, the government is the problem”.

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