This Sunday on Fox & Friends, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shot back at Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by “clarifying” his position on guns in schools.
Clinton recently went after Trump’s policy positions during a speech at the Trayvon Martin Foundation in which she said:
Donald Trump said that in his very first hour as president, heaven forbid, he would overturn president Obama’s actions to strengthen background checks. He said that also on his first day in office, he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in classrooms. Every School he said.
When asked to respond, Trump was dismissive:
They’re just words,” Trump scoffed in response. “And she talked about guns in classrooms. I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly. Because teachers are — things that are going on in our schools are unbelievable.
Then Trump continued to dig his hole, further opening a rift in the fabric of all logic and reason.
But I’m not advocating guns in classrooms,” he added. “But remember, in some cases — 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.
Well, that cleared things up nicely.
Trump went on to brag about the NRA’s recent endorsement of his campaign:
I went to make a speech to the NRA,” he said of his speech to last week’s NRA Leadership Forum. “They were giving standing ovations for every other sentence.
“In some cases, they don’t even endorse,” Trump opined. “Probably the most powerful endorsement in all of politics. I was honored by it.
The NRA’s insanity is already starting to spread. Just this year Texas started allowing students to carry guns on college campuses.
In April, California’s Kingsburg High School District voted to allow school staff to carry guns on campus grounds, in an effort to deter gun violence. Kingsburg Police Chief Neil Dadian helped write the policy. He told Fox News:
It would be comforting or nice to know that somebody was on campus, armed, and could stop the violence.
Wonder what the chief will have to say should a student manage to disarm a staff member and go on a shooting spree?
Clinton said it best:
That’s no way to keep us safe. If you want to imagine what Trump’s America would look like, picture more kids at risk of violence and bigotry. Picture more anger and fear.
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