If teachers were armed, children wouldn’t be considered easy prey…..
GOP presidential contender Donald Trump told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he’s in favor of arming teachers, especially in the wake of the Oregon school shooting, saying “you would have been a lot better when this maniac walked into class starting to shoot people.”
“I think that if you had the teacher, assuming they knew how use a weapon, which hopefully they would, you would have been a lot better when this maniac walked into class starting to shoot people,” said Trump.
Trump told host John Dickerson that he has a concealed weapons permit, which he got years ago to protect himself.
“Would you advise — in the context of current gun violence, would you advise people to get that?” Dickerson asked.
“Well, I’m a big Second Amendment person, big, as you probably know,” said Trump. “Like, I’m coming out with a book in another three or four weeks called ‘Crippled America,’ tough words, ‘Crippled America.’ I talk a lot about the Second Amendment in the book.
“Had they had — as an example, for the horrible thing that just took place, OK, horrible, in Oregon, had they — had somebody in that room had a gun, the result would have been better,” added Trump, referring to the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 1, which claimed the lives of nine people.