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President Trump on Thursday floated the possibility of paying the teachers a “bonus” to carry concealed weapons, stressed the importance of school safety, because he is called shoot for the strengthening of gun laws in the Wake of the parkland, mass.
The President, earlier in the day, had tweeted that the arming of the “20% of teachers” would help, trying to stop a “wild sicko” to open fire at a school. He explained the idea of the Thursday afternoon in a White house listening session focused on school safety with local officials.
He said that only those with “aptitude” the carrying of weapons, and they camped a incentive program.
“What I recommend, is said to bear the people, we will give you a bonus, we will give you a little bit of a bonus,” Trump.
He said again:,, if 20 percent of the teachers had guns, “you don’t have this, because these people are cowards.”
Florida attorney General Pam Bondi, Parkland mayor Christine Hunschofsky and others participated in the meeting, along with state attorney General Jeff Sessions and education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Calls to arm teachers as a matter of policy is very controversial. A top teachers union official called it “one of the worst ideas” you are listening to.
The President, though, has shootings drove a number of options to prevent mass, including raising the age limit for the purchase of a firearm to 21.
The NRA, however, said their position on the issue has not changed, and the organization remains in opposition to this amendment.
Under current Federal law, licensed firearms dealer handguns to sell to people under the age of 21 and can no long sell guns to persons under 18 years of age, after the Gifford’s Law Center, which tracks gun laws and advocates for more restrictions. Some States impose laws with stricter requirements on the minimum age.
“We expect that with the NRA on every single issue…We believe that you will do what is right,” Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah said.
Said in the beginning of the Thursday session, Trump, “It is an incredible feeling that we want to do something.”
A concealed-carry policy for teachers and school officials was first raised, while on Wednesday separate the White house listening session of one of the parents said part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student a thought that the President, his government would be strong, “very.”
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 3.6 million-and primary schools full-time teachers in the year 2015. If the President armed 20 percent of them, that would be more than 700,000 educators.
During the White House press briefing, Shah was pressed, where is the money for a “bonus” for the more than 700,000 teachers would come, with some reporters suggesting, could be the account of the hundreds of millions of dollars.
“The policy has not been worked out, but we do really think to pay that much for school security?” Shah said.
Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.