White House Holds ‘Listening Session’ With High School Students On Gun Violence

White House Holds ‘Listening Session’ With High School Students On Gun Violence

Donald Trump hosted a “listening session” at the White House today inviting students who were present at the Parkland, Florida, shooting last week as well as parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook massacre five years ago.

I’ll say up front the crowd seemed to be very “Trump-friendly” in makeup.  Lots of “I think you’re doing a great job” was heard throughout the discussion.

One of the prevailing ideas seemed to be arming and training teachers with guns as a solution. Trump calls it “concealed carry for teachers.”

My first thought upon hearing that is that every on-duty police officer who was shot in the line of duty was armed. Armed and trained to use their firearm.

What is a 7th grade social studies teacher with 30 frightened students going to do with a Glock?

I don’t know what the answers are although I think universal background checks for all gun purchases would be a good start.

And 97% of Americans agree with that concept according to the latest polling.

Additionally, sixty-six percent of Americans support stricter gun laws.

I think if you can’t legally buy a drink or are on a ‘no-fly’ list, you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun.

I do think sane adults should be able to buy the hunting rifle they desire after passing a background check.

The founding fathers had no idea when they penned the Constitution we would have such weapons of mass destruction like AR-15s.

There will be an open Townhall on CNN tonight airing at 9ET/6PT.

Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Less than two years ago, Trump argued AGAINST more guns in schools: