On Thursday, President Donald Trump showed signals to bring dramatic changes on gun control after an emotionally intriguing session with the survivors and victims of the mass shooting incident at the Florida High school held at the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump said that he wants to completely ban bump stock, which is an add-on to convert a rifle into an automatic weapon. He also suggested that the minimum age requirement for purchasing weapons needs to be increased from 18 to 21, with strong background checks.
“Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope,” Trump tweeted.
The Florida high school shooting incident caused 17 dead and several others wounded, and meeting the victims has moved the President to take pressing actions against gun control. He reportedly tweeted, “I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families,” tweeted the President. “So much love in the midst of so much pain. We must not let them down.”
The school shooting incident has triggered an outrage over gun laws in the country and survivors have flooded the social media, new channels, and state capitols, demanding for a reform in a gun control policy.
Dana Loesch, the NRA spokesperson, said, “We’re here. We’re not going anywhere,”
Before Loesch took the state, President Donald Trump had praised NRA officials, Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre, to do the right thing.
“They love our Country and will do the right thing,” Trump tweeted.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said, “American politics is the only part of our lives where changing your mind based on new information is a bad thing.”
President Donald Trump also inclined over the issue and tweeted on Thursday, saying that the United States “must be offensive, defense alone won’t work.”
“Look at the possibility of giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience — only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions,” Trump tweeted.
“Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A ‘gun free’’ school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!,” he said.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) said, on Thursday, that they back President Donald Trump’s proposal to equip schools with guns, while saying that the gun control activists might disagree to the solution.
“Everyday young children are being dropped off at schools that are wide-open, soft targets for people bent on mass murder,” LaPierre said. “It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store or some Hollywood gala.”