Donald Trump Is Open For Gun Reform And Suggests Arming Teachers
The recent school shooting in Florida formed an army of students who stood against the gun laws in the US. Fathers and mothers, who lost their children in such tragedies, as well as many other adults support the teenagers’ fight.
On Wednesday, February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The killer used AR-15 rifle. This horrifying tragedy has no rational explanation as it breaks our human nature from inside.
- Increase in the age requirement for buying a gun.
- Stronger background checks of all buyers.
- Improving mental health care.
- Arming teachers.
As for the last idea, many people are strongly against armed teachers for many valid reasons.
Bringing more guns into our schools does nothing to protect our students and educators from gun violence. - Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association
More children would die from accidental shootings if teachers were armed than from school shootings. - Bill Bond, former principal of Kentucky’s Heath High School
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Michelle and Barack Obama tweeted “we’ve got your backs” as they sent messages to all fighting students via Twitter.
I’m in total awe of the extraordinary students in Florida. Like every movement for progress in our history, gun reform will take unyielding courage and endurance. But @barackobama and I believe in you, we’re proud of you, and we’re behind you every step of the way.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 22, 2018
Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 22, 2018
As a matter of fact, Hillary Clinton also joined the Obamas and supported the students with the tweet of her own.
Parkland students, you have shown so much courage in standing up for truth, for your right to attend school safely, & now against these disgusting smears. The good news is, it will only make you louder & stronger. https://t.co/yclbV9i2UX
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 21, 2018
Students definitely deserve to live and study in peace. They are actively fighting for gun reform. However, they cannot change anything on their own. Adults need to step up!
What do you think of the solutions proposed by Mr. president? Do you agree with them? What is the best way of dealing with school shootings once and for all?