Trump proposes arming up to 40% of United States teachers

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Marty Pollio said he would not support President Donald Trump's idea to arm teachers as a solution to stopping school shootings.

"These people are cowards". He said attackers are not going to walk into a school if 20 percent of the teachers have guns.

"This country is discussing it in ways that I have never seen before and the voice of young people is much louder".

The Republican ran off potential ideas for guarding schools, including bonuses for the between 10 percent and 40 percent of educators who he said could be granted concealed weapon permits. "They'll frankly feel more comfortable having the gun anyway".

The cheers were louder for the gun rights, but Trump assured, "We're going to get them all". "What's being described by the president and others sounds more like a prison to me, with the teachers as armed guards and the students as prisoners".

In his speech on Friday, Mr Trump slammed the law enforcement officer, who reportedly stayed outside the building while the shooting occurred.

The average first-year teacher in America, by the way, makes $36,141.

"Teachers don't want to be armed", Weingarten said. "There is a tremendous feeling that we want to get something done".

"We're going to do something about this terrible situation that's going on, and we're going to all figure it out together", Trump said.

The US president added that he'd spoken with many members of US congress and NRA officials and said they would go along with his plans in the wake of last week's shooting which left 17 people dead at the school in Parkland, Florida. "That was not his finest moment, that I can tell you", Trump said during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Look, he's not suggesting that every gun owning teacher bring in their deer rifle to hide under their desks; he's talking about real-deal, skilled marksmen and women who have been trained and are comfortable handling firearms.

"We have to harden those schools, not soften them".

And a student's job is to learn, but instead, they're busy with the fear their classroom is no longer a safe place. "But you could have concealed on the teacher", Trump said. "They see that it is such a lovely target, they live for gun free zones". "Nobody's going to attack that school because they know General Kelly is the history teacher".

"It only works where you have people very adept at using firearms, of which you have many, and it would be teachers and coaches", he said.