Trump accused the media of distorting his words about the right to bear arms teachers
Moscow. 22 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — U.S. President Donald trump on Thursday denied reports in the American media about his intention in droves to give teachers firearms to ensure safety.
“I never said “Give teachers guns”, these “fake news” reported CNN and ABC. I said that it is necessary to consider the possibility to provide “the weapon when it is concealed carry, teachers with military or special training — it will only be for the better,” trump wrote on his page on Twitter.
“A sufficient number of teachers — about 20% — now able to immediately return fire if some lunatic with bad intentions would get in school. Teacher who received good training, could act also as a deterrent to these cowards who commit attacks”, he added.
According to trump, a school where no one has weapons, attracts criminals.
Earlier Thursday, some American and Western media reported that trump made a proposal to arm school teachers with firearms and repeal rules that prohibit the carrying of weapons near schools.
Helpgun Control and gun lobby in the United States
Firearms kill more Americans than wars, AIDS and terrorists. Why Washington can’t change that situation?