According to former president Donald Trump, school shootings would be a thing of the past if just 5% of teachers in schools around the country carried weapons.
When asked about what has led to the country’s mass shootings in an interview with Breitbart News backstage following his address to the yearly National Rifle Association (NRA) gathering here earlier in the month, Trump declared that the country’s mental health crisis, which is being fueled by drugs which are gushing across the border, has been the main culprit.
“More beyond any other thing, it’s mental health, and a great deal of it is brought on by drugs — the drugs are pouring in,” Trump said to Breitbart News. “At the border, we had it down to approximately a 32-year low. I learned today that they have increased ten times since just three years ago. What do you think about that? But by far, I believe that the most important factor is mental wellness. And drugs are a big part of that mental health problem.”
Trump advocated for a tax credit to enable qualified teachers to own weapons so they may defend vulnerable pupils in schools around the country in his speech to the NRA convention. According to Trump, school shootings would be eliminated if only 5% of the country’s teachers, many of whom are former service members or members of the law enforcement community, were proficient with guns.
“So you have teachers who are military vets — and I am referring to individuals who know how to operate firearms because that is a talent,” Trump remarked. “Officers of the law. But you have instructors who are skilled with weapons. You do not need a lot. I would guess 5%, which is a significant amount. That many security guards would be impossible to employ. They are champion shooters and possess every bit as much talent in many situations. I would allow them to bring weaponry in with them if they qualified at a very high level. Additionally, they have the benefit of loving the pupils. They adore the pupils. If they meet the requirements, I will have them enter with their weapons. Moreover, I would have armed protection at the front doors and other measures, but you would prevent me from doing so. People wouldn’t enter schools if they believed that instructors may carry weapons at any time. You should let everyone know that there will be a lot of instructors with firearms – some estimate 15%, but I’d say 5% is plenty. You won’t have an issue if some lunatic believes that some of the teachers they will encounter have firearms, are skilled with them, and indeed know how to use them. They won’t be required to utilize them.”