On February 14, a tragedy took place in a Florida high school. A young man entered the school and opened fire on teachers and students, killing 17 people and injuring over a dozen more.
In the wake of the horrific attack, an inevitable question has resurfaced: what will this mean for the topic of gun control? With school shootings rapidly rising in quantity, President Trump has now announced that he plans on making a change.
On Wednesday, he was speaking to a group of people affected by school shootings when he revealed that he was going to be proposing changes. President Trump said that his main plan to consider is to equip previously-trained teachers with guns so that they would be able to help in the case of an attack.
After he made his statement, the mainstream media fought back. Dozens of reporters claimed that President Trump simply said to “give teachers guns.” Naturally, the rumor quickly spread and many Americans believed that the president’s plan was to give every teacher, trained or untrained, a gun.
People said that this plan would be dangerous, unfair to teachers, and useless. They were right. Thankfully, President Trump never actually said to just "give teachers guns," or at least not in the connotation that the mainstream media ran with.
On Thursday morning President Trump spoke out against the rumors. He Tweeted, first denying the statement that the media claimed, and then explaining his actual idea.
Below are the Tweets:
What do you think about President Trump's idea to equip the 20% of trained teachers and coaches? Do you think that would help? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, here is Trump's full statement honoring Rev. Billy Graham after his death.