Trump to NRA: We Must Arm Teachers

Why Trump at the NRA convention deserves a gun-free zone but the rest of us don't

About 80,000 NRA members are expected to visit Dallas this weekend for the gun group's national convention.

The massacre that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 seemed to mark a turning point in America's long-running gun debate, sparking a youth-led movement for tighter gun controls.

Arming teachers: Trump advocated for teachers to carry weapons in the classroom. "In America we trust the people to be wise and to be good".

Vice President Mike Pence affirmed the administration's support for law enforcement during an NRA convention.

US President Donald Trump rallied gun owners in Texas Friday, summarily rejecting calls for stricter laws despite a high school massacre in Florida that fuelled public demands for change.

Meanwhile, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre doubled down on his efforts to block new gun restrictions in remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference one week after the shooting, calling for increased school security but telling the conservative activists that voters should be "frightened" of future Democrat election victories, accusing Democrats of exploiting the deaths in an effort to destroy the Second Amendment.

After expressing interest in increasing the minimum age to purchase a so-called assault weapon to 21, Trump later declared there was "not much political support" for the move.

Trump did not discuss his support for expanding background checks, an idea he floated following a shooting in February at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. That bill, known as the Fix NICS Act, was signed into law as part of a government spending measure in March.

President Donald Trump told supporters at the National Rifle Association on Friday that the Second Amendment will "never ever be under siege as long as I am your president". An FBI study of active shootings has found that mass shootings frequently end when the attackers kill themselves. But this year's speech comes as the issue of gun violence takes on new urgency after one of the deadliest school shootings in USA history.

Police are prepared for the large gathering of people at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in Downtown Dallas.

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Though he has made similar comments before - most notably after the June 2016 massacre inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida - several recent high-profile shootings have occurred despite the presence of armed officers in or around the premises. "Russian politician Alexander Torshin said his ties to the NRA provided him access to Donald Trump - and the opportunity to serve as a foreign election observer in the United States during the 2012 election".

The event is also drawing protests, including by those who have lost loved ones to gun violence. "As a result, the threats to our kids and our communities remain unaddressed".

"We have to do the right thing", he said.

"They are heroes, and they are on our hearts and in our prayers", Pence said.

Trump also commented on North Korea and upcoming talks with Kim Jong Un.

"Don't be complacent. Don't be complacent", Trump urged the crowd.

"Democrats and liberals in Congress want to disarm law-abiding Americans at the same time they're releasing risky criminal aliens and savage gang members onto our streets", he said.

This will be Trump's fourth address to the powerful lobbying group.

Joe and Connie Henderson of Tucson, Arizona, applauded throughout. Trump said the group is just as interested in gun safety as anyone. And Connie Henderson said Trump said exactly what needed to be said on guns. He said, "take a look at what I said". "We do need to stand up. We do need to get rid of the people who want to get rid of our rights".

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