After Florida school shooting, protests and debate continue over gun control

Gun control remains a hot topic issue, particularly after a major shooting incident.

On Monday, anti-gun protests were held in Palo Alto, California and Tallahassee, Florida.

In Washington D.C., governors from several states did not pull any punches when it came to the gun control issue, during their meeting with President Trump at the National Governor’s Association Gathering.

“I know that you have suggested arming our teachers,” Washington state Governor Jay Inslee brought up.

To which Pres. Trump responded, “No no, no no, not your teachers. Arming a small portion that are very gun adept, that truly know how to handle.”

“Now, I understand you have suggested this, and we suggest things and sometimes when we listen to people about it, maybe they don’t look so good a little later,” Inslee said. “So I just suggest we need a little less tweeting here, and a little more listening. And let’s just take that off the table and move forward.”

Filipino American Professor Kevin Nadal says he and most teachers certainly hope requiring teachers to arm themselves in schools never happens.

 

“Schools are supposed to be a place to grow and develop and not to worry about guns.”

The President tells the governors that he met with the National Rifle Association — a pro-gun rights interest group — over the weekend, and is ready to push back on their agenda.

 

Some major companies, however, started shedding their ties with the NRA in the wake of the deadly Parkland shooting, including Delta Airlines and MetLife.

President Trump meanwhile reiterated his support for the bump stock ban and strengthening background checks, but seemed to waver on raising the age limit to buy an assault rifle to 21 from 18.

The White House says that the President was still looking over details.

Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, was 18 years old when he bought the AR-15 style assault rifle that he allegedly used to kill 14 teenagers and three adults on Valentine’s Day.

 

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