President Trump says he will ban under 21s from buying guns as he unveiled his proposals to end gun violence.
The president said that gun-free zones to "maniacs" are a signal that "let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us". He suggested that 20 per cent of school teachers could be trained to carry and use weapons. He added to his idea, saying those school employees that qualify after "rigorous training" to be armed could get a 10 percent to 40 percent bonus - but he did not specify how much that might cost or how his administration would propose to pay for the idea.
"My daughter is in King David cemetery", Pollack said at the White House session convened by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. He is seeking to show action in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "It would be teachers and coaches".
"If you have a teacher - who was adept at firearms - you could very well end the attack very quickly", the President said of the idea of concealed carry in schools, as he compared it to airline pilots being allowed to carry a gun in the aftermath of the Nine Eleven attacks.
US President Donald Trump met survivors and families of the victims that were killed in the Florida school shooting and suggested that teachers and staff members should be provided with arms to avert such massacres, the media reported. "Cowards won't go there.problem solved", he added. He said it is time to get to work and highlighted stronger background checks and mental health issues.
High school senior Sam Zeif broke down sobbing in a White House meeting Wednesday with President Trump as he struggled to explain what it was like to cower in fear as an unhinged man fired round after round from an AR-15 assault rifle at his high school.
Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow was among the Stoneman Douglas victims, told Trump he was there "because my daughter has no voice". At one point, he yelled at Mr Trump: "Fix it!" People need to feel safe. Barring them from also buying rifles or shotguns would deprive them "of their constitutional right to self-protection", the NRA statement said. "This has to never happen again", he continued.
On Wednesday, Trump heard wrenching first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and teens from Parkland who narrowly escaped with their own lives on February 14.
Delivering his first public comments on the Parkland shooting at a conservative conference near Washington, LaPierre accused gun control advocates within the Democratic Party of seeking to roll back the constitutional right to bear arms.