Feb 22, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump: Gun-free zones are easy targets for school shooters

At a school safety meeting with state and local officials Thursday, President Trump doubled down on the notion that teachers should have concealed carry permits, and called for more security guards in schools. The president laid out the idea that teachers may receive "a little bit of a bonus" if they are trained and get a concealed carry permit. "I want my schools protected just like I want my banks protected," he said.

"Gun-free zones [are] like going in for the ice cream" for school shooters.

Going further: The president also warned of the influence of violence in video games and online saying, "we have to do something about maybe what they're seeing."

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