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Trump's school plan envisions arming teachers

Trump's school plan envisions arming teachers

Trump publicly favored age limits last month. Back in February he said the NRA will back it. Florida decided to make that move and the NRA is suing the state of Florida.

Dallas Keuchel and his World Series champion Houston teammates left their spring training home Monday morning to visit the White House.

Over the weekend, the White House released a limited plan to combat school shootings that leaves the question of arming teachers to states and local communities and sends the age issue to a commission for review. "Armed guards OK, deterrent!", he wrote.

The NRA has sued the state of Florida over a law that requires gun buyers to be at least 21 years old.

White House spokesman Raj Shah says President Donald Trump's plan to combat school shootings will include an effort to "harden" schools so they're less vulnerable to attacks.

Sanders said the president hasn't abandoned the proposal, but said there is little support for it on Capitol Hill.

Coach A.J.Hinch joked before Josh Reddick gave Trump a gift from the team saying "If you follow our team, you may fear that we are going to present Mr. President with a speedo". Only by coating Trump's plan in positive language like "driving forward" and "immediately happen" can his spokeswoman sell it as anything but an indication of the president's unwillingness to fight for a policy that the National Rifle Association strongly opposes.

Israeli troops, Palestinian youth clash over Jerusalem
The Health Ministry in Gaza also reported three wounded in clashes by the border with Israel , one severely and two moderately. Two additional wounded from live fire were taken to a hospital in Slafit south. the ministry said.


"I would not support the law".

It's no secret that Donald Trump and the NRA are on the same page, even as the White House does their best to walk a fine line and appear sympathetic to mass shooting victims.

On Monday, he tweeted what amounts to support for an end to schools being gun-free zones, writing, "If schools are mandated to be gun free zones, violence and danger are given an open invitation to enter". Less than two weeks after that meeting, his White House formalized his drift back to the right.

While some gun control advocates welcomed the move, others argued that it would still be better for Congress to pass legislation banning the devices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has not scheduled debate for any gun-related bills. They announced Sunday night they would help train schoolteachers to carry guns, a proposal plucked straight from the NRA, and they'd endorse a Republican-led bill that reinforces the background check system but doesn't expand it.

Sanders separately complained that members of the media "continue to misunderstand and misrepresent the comments that I'm making", but acknowledged that DeVos' commission wasn't focused on immediate legislative priorities.

Polls since the shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School show the U.S. public has turned strongly for tougher regulations.

Emergency calls from parents and students during the Florida high school massacre show 911 operators at first trying to grasp the enormity of the emergency and then calmly trying to gather information to assist arriving law enforcement officers.


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