‘…What does Donald J. Trump actually want teachers to do in the fight against school shootings?
Shift the security and protection of schools to teachers, allow them to be armed against potential fiends coming to shoot up school rooms?
Avoid the double shift of security guard and educators, leaving it to the professionals?
When will the presumptive nominee stop his double talk on important issues and take a definitive stand. Every thing does not have to be a pronouncement of political convenience and expediency. Mr Trump is either for or against the presence of firearms in the school room. Trump has every right to hold his views on gun control. He should just own it and move on‘
Donald Trump on guns in classrooms – ‘I don’t want to have guns in classrooms, although, in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms’
Early 2016, Trump repeatedly pushed for arming teachers.
“I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools.” “My first day, it gets signed … My first day, there’s no more gun-free zones.”
Donald Trump was caught waffling regarding his stance on the presence of firearms in the classroom. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee suggested in an interview with FOX news on Sunday that he was against allowing teachers to have guns in the classroom to fight gun violence in schools, before walking back his position in the next sentence.
“I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although, in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms,” Trump said in a baffling telephone interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
“I’m not advocating guns in classrooms,” Trump continued. “In some cases, and a lot of people have made this case, teachers should be able to have guns, trained teachers should be able to have guns in classrooms.”
Trump during a phone-in to FOX and Friends blamed gun massacres on shooters who are “geniuses in a certain way.” They’re masterminds, he said, who can “break the system.”
“No matter what you do, you’re gonna have problems,” “Because you have sick people. They happen to be intelligent. And, you know, they can be sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”
However as the blowback from his views gathered, Trump has reversed and contorted his views sideways, trying to distance himself from his views while maintaining his relationship with the NRA. By Sunday, he had shifted the blame for his reported stance on to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic frontrunner had condemed the latest iteration of Trump’s views on gun control as ‘pandering to the NRA’
Crooked Hillary said that I want guns brought into the school classroom. Wrong!
“He says that also on his first day in office, he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in their classrooms,” she said at a Florida event sponsored by the Trayvon Martin Foundation. “That idea isn’t just way out there. It’s dangerous.””Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby,” Clinton said. “We will not be silenced and we will not be intimidated.
Hillary Clinton Democratic frontrunner: “Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby,”
“Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby, and we will not be silenced and we will not be intimidated.”
“As long as children anywhere are being killed by gun violence, we will keep fighting for our kids, because they deserve a president who stands up for them and stands with the mothers here. Their lives are valuable.”
Trump’s vision “isn’t just way out there, it’s dangerous,” while Trump wants to allow guns in schools, I believe “parents, teachers and schools should have the right to keep guns out of classrooms, just like Donald Trump does at many of his hotels, by the way.”
As early as October and as recently as January, Trump repeatedly pushed for arming teachers.
“I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools,” he said in January. “My first day, it gets signed … My first day, there’s no more gun-free zones.”
And in 2000, he said that he backed a ban on assault weapons and a longer waiting period for gun purchases.
Meanwhile, despite having emerged as the party’s presumptive nominee and despite running even with Clinton in a slew of national polls, a number of high-profile Republicans remain nonplussed with their standard-bearer.
“I have concerns about some of the things Trump has said,” former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “The campaign is just ramping up, and he has a long way to go, and I believe the candidates grow and develop during the course of a yearlong campaign and voters are able to see them for what they are and then make an informed decision.”
For GOP candidate George Pataki. ‘Trump yet to define his policy positions’
Former New York Gov. George Pataki said he thought “Trump needs to articulate a number of thoughtful positions on the issues for me to be able to endorse him.”
“He has yet to articulate … a very strong policy towards how he’s going to keep America safe and go after radical Islam,” Pataki said on the same program.