Trump open to stronger gun background checks, arming teachers

President Trump heard passionate pleas from survivors and families of school shooting victims, from Columbine to Parkland, during a listening session at the White House.
3:14 | 02/22/18

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Remarkably carrot president trump here passionate pleas from survivors and families of school shooting victims from column mind of Parkland. Chief White House correspondent John Karl has that story. Hey yeah. Because my daughter has no voice. She was marred last week she was taken from us we as a country failed on children. President trump sat silently as one app for another students and parents of shooting victims pleaded for action. How many schools how many children have to get shot. It stops here with this administration and make it's I'm not colonel I'm not gonna sleep until it's fixed. And Mr. President. We're gonna fix it. Because I'm gonna I'm gonna fix it I'm not gonna arrest and look at my boys need to live with this. Andrew Pollock's eighteen year old daughter meadow was one of the seventeen killed at Stoneman Douglas high school last week. This shouldn't happen. We go to the airport. I can't get on a plane went up for bottled water. But we leave it. Something that could walk into the school and shoot our children. Fix it should have been one school shooting and we should've fixed it. And on pits. Samuel site forced texting with his brother who was a floor above him going as the gunman murdered one of their classmates are turned. Eighteen the day after. Woke up to the news at my best friend was gone. And I don't understand why I could still going to store. M via a weapon of war Kerry Gruber whose son survived the Parkland shooting. Agreed that it's just too easy for teenagers to get a gone if he's not old enough to buy a drink two to go home by the year. He should not be able to buy a gun at eighteen years old president trump said he is open to considering an increase in the age required to buy a firearm. In addition to stronger background checks improving mental health care. And possibly even arming teachers that the coach had a firearm in his locker when he ran. At this guy I coach who's very brave. Saved a lot of lives I suspect. But if he had a firearm it would matter run it would a shot in the would have been the end of it but that idea was not popular with most in the room. Does anybody like that idea here does anybody like it Mark Barton seven year old son Daniel was murdered in his first grade classroom at sandy hook. He told the president guns in the classroom street put teachers in a tough spot school teachers have more than enough responsibilities right now. Then to have to have the awesome responsibility of lethal force to take a life. The NRA wasted no time in responding to the idea floated by the president of raising the minimum wage to buy firearms. They put out a statement even before the school shooting victims left the grounds of the White House coming out against it. Saying would violate the constitutional rights of eighteen to twenty year old. But the president is under enormous pressure as he himself said after this was over the world is watching. Michael Hyde thank you so much John.

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