Trumps suggests arming teachers as one way to combat school shootings

Donald Trump in a series of statements given at the white house has suggested arming some teachers as a deterrent against school shootings. Trump made his remarks after listening to several emotionally charged accounts. His statements were met with some support from many of  the attendees according to CNN.

“This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it would be, it’s called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them. They’d go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone,” He went on to say that it would deter “maniacs” and guns would be carried only for up to  20% of the teachers.

Trump in an earlier statement suggested that he supported the idea of raising the age to 21 at which someone can legally own a gun.


Click here for full story

Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. J.John Charles
    February 26, 2018

    Because rotten democrat and fake news CNN,.nbc etc talking about NRA you all joined the chorus,but it’s equivalent to DAIC in Dominica it’s just an association.It cannot make laws for guns,the president same thing cannot make laws for or against guns.,only congress have the power and they are elected by the people.The house 435,Senate 100 and to take guns from the citizens you must amend the constitution and by two thirds majority because the constitution says “you shall not violate this right to bear and keep guns.By the way why Carter,Clinton and Obama do what you are asking of Trump just 14 months in office.I know democrats are controlled by Plan Parenthood (the slaughter house for poor little babies in the womb.?)They gave Obama money when he contested for Senate seat 2004 and for president.
    Last one on this one…….Thank you DNO

  2. Beauboi
    February 26, 2018

    why not more security why you wanna give a teacher a gun,what if the teacher is crazy too??

  3. in these times
    February 26, 2018

    why not just give the students bullet proof vests and Kevlar helmets instead of arming teachers. What is a teacher goes crazy, now you have an adult with a gun instead of a child. Might be a bigger problem.

  4. Dominican
    February 25, 2018

    This idea would only make things greatly works. If you are all familiar with countless videos and reports about students fighting with teachers. Most teachers would be outpowered by younger students, it would be so simple to wrestle a teacher to the ground and a couple things could happen. One thing that can happen, the gun goes off during the struggle and one of them is shot or a stray bullet hits a student if the safety is off another thing that can happen, if the student that’s fighting the teacher has a “mental disorder”, he can get a hold of the gun, shoot the teacher, a number of students and ultimately himself.

  5. J.John Charles
    February 25, 2018

    The best way to stop these violence is not new or more laws,they may do a little but they don’t change people but Christ can and is able to change a sinner in to a saint.I am not faithful to my wife because the good book says:thou shalt not commit adultery ” but because Jesus loves me and He asked me to love her as I love myself.The people of this world have turned their backs on The Prince of Peace and you all looking for it at the wrong place.
    There is no peace to the wicked says the Lord.

    I can answer all your questions but you will notice,I am not educated like you,it takes 2 hours to write a little thing.

  6. Anon Again
    February 25, 2018

    @J.John Charles, your support for arming teachers and your hollow arguments worry me. As @Chris Mann said, there are mass shootings in churches, post offices, cinemas, malls, etc. Must we arm the pastors, the alter boys, the postal workers, the ushers, and for the malls, whom do we arm?
    Where will the teachers keep the guns? What sort of weapons will they carry? The same as the Florida gunman had? Let’s say one succeeded in killing him, how many more would have died before a teacher, who might have undergone a few hours training, finally gets the killer? He might have killed 12 instead of 17, or worse, people with guns might feel emboldened and get themselves killed. Have you noticed that countries with stricter gun control don’t have this problem?
    And finally, in a country where blacks are killed by police at will, can you imagine what might happen if a while police officer enters the school, not sure who the killer is, and sees a black teacher holding a gun?

  7. J.John Charles
    February 24, 2018

    Some of you are saying.Oh,teachers are there to teach not to be security guards,.yes but the teachers who were gun down,they were not spared.
    Any other argument they should have armed guards.yes that too is good.But do you know there was an armed deputy sheriff out side the school building.The shootings lasted 6 minutes and this sheriff stayed where he was for 4 minutes he never came to the rescue,he let them to be killed.An other 3 police came and they were caught on camera sitting outside in their cars.
    So you can call Trump racist,you can say I am ashamed to call him my president,or he is mad and stupid, but his suggestion is valid.
    The teachers who volunteered would saved the children and themselves.
    There is a notice outside the schools “GUN FREE ZONE “do you know what it is saying COME AND KILL US,NO ONE INSIDE HAVE A GUN TO FIGHT BACK.
    O Father give our president the strength and courage to stand firm. Amen and amen

  8. February 24, 2018

    one hand,,on the other hand they’re quoting Psalms: 23,, THY rod and THY staff they comfort me,, Big fat lie ,,Their guns comfort them..Psalms 91:,, under HIS wings they will hide,,lie again,,they’re hiding behind their guns..So good luck with arming the teachers and GOD knows who else…I guess they’re to blind to realize that HE has given them over to that mess,, HE gave it to them and all what goes along with it ,,as they have so ask.

  9. February 24, 2018

    Smart until they have become fools…The Teachers,, then next the students…Apart from the numerous schools shootings ,,there have been mass shootings in just about every area in America,,at hospitals,,theaters,,malls,,churches,,various work places and the list goes on,,When it’s terrorist related it got to stop,,when it’s locals they are mad…
    The sad thing is that,,this administration is surrounded by so many so called evangelicals ,,that in my view they’re clouded so badly by politics and the world affairs that they are not even realizing the entire country is under a heavy strong hold of demon activity where guns are concern..
    GOD did not save us to enhance the kingdom of this,,as a matter of fact HE said it’s (world) HIS followers enemy because it was HIS enemy first but HE over came it and so HIS followers will over come also…HE saved us to enhance HIS KINGDOM,,,THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE…
    The problem is they have put guns before GOD as their protector,, on…

  10. J.John Charles
    February 23, 2018

    The president is forcing no teacher to carry guns,only those who volunteered and those who do Wil be trained,and will not have guns on their side in the classroom like cowboys.An other thing do you know that there are teachers who are soldiers.? Some veterans are teachers too.I heard every one in the media praising the sports couch saying how he used his body as a shield to saved the children from the gun shots.They are calling him a hero.
    Now let me ask you a question,Where is the couch? …answer,he was killed by the murderer.It would be nicer if he had a gun he would kill the guy and saved some of the children who was killed and he would be alive to tell his own story

  11. anonymous2
    February 23, 2018

    Guns aren’t the problem. Crazy people are. Why is it that these school shootings have become so common place only in the last 20 yrs. or so. Why not before that?

    • Weekenz
      February 26, 2018

      Why only in America?why crazy people not shooting up schools in other countries>?

  12. roy
    February 23, 2018

    If that does not work, let’s arm the Schoolkids then we will have a real massacre. That would please some gun nuts as they would like to commit suicide and go down in an inglorious blaze.
    Mr. Trump is beholden to the Nuts in the NRA. Men who have grown old but have never grown up

    • February 25, 2018

      It’s for that very same reason that I strongly believe that GOD has given them over to that mess because the day after the shooting I was listening to a call in program on cspan and that suggestion came up many times..From first grade start teaching the kids how to use guns,,it was said to make it part of the school carriculum ,,just as they are taught to play basketball,,and by the time they get to the 8th and 9th grade they should be carrying their piece in their boot bags,,I guess they will act as back up for the teachers…that would be a nice to see,,they are sinking deeper and deeper into that mess…

  13. Tony
    February 23, 2018

    Hello and good evening my people. Trump is a classical liar and he fools simple minded people with catchy phrases. Now can anyone enter Trump Tower or the White House while armed. No you can’t because your must go through a scanner. He want to put more guns in schools but they don’t want to ban the guns. You can’t shoot anyone if you don’t have a loaded gun.

  14. Da
    February 23, 2018

    This guy, more water than flour !

  15. Juan
    February 23, 2018

    This is all a plan by the Department of Education to privatize all schools by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when teachers quit in droves.

  16. Juan
    February 23, 2018

    They should just arm all middle school and high school children with AR15 rifles and start their training in elementary school. If all school children are armed with an AR15 rifles everyone will be scared to go in there. More rifles problem solved, and if that does not work give them rocket launchers.

  17. J.John Charles
    February 23, 2018

    I am using my cell,that’s why so many mistakes. I apologize

  18. Queen B
    February 23, 2018

    Look at that “fake”smile. The teachers are here to teach and not do policing . He needs to ensure that the police investigators and other law enforcement agents do their job properly and not drop the ball.

  19. J.John Charles
    February 23, 2018

    Is it because it came from Trump’?.Before you enter a plane you see policemen with
    long guns,in the planes pilots with guns may be the passenger near you is an FBI agents with a gun.CEOs spokesmen movie stars,we protect your monies in the banks, senators congressman and women governors.presidents even after they retired again with guns.are you saying these 10 yrs old boy and girl is not precious enough to be protected with guns?.
    I am not surprised democrats are not interested because they are the ones that will do everything to make sure little babies in the womb are slaughtered through abortion.Oh God help us

  20. J.John Charles
    February 23, 2018

    Is it because this suggestion came from Trump that is why some against it? Our monies in the banks are protected with men with guns,in supermarkets,movie stars, stops men and women who have made it CEOs,atsenators and congressmen and women, governors,the president and families all are protected with big and small guns and these guards are tra wq

  21. Irma
    February 23, 2018

    I can just imagine the snowstorm that would be unleashed if that crazy idea was made law.
    Imagine a teacher after taking down a shooter now have to appear before a committee of inquiry?!
    That is a bad idea and would leave teachers open to lawsuits.

  22. now
    February 23, 2018

    I have 3 young american Kids 15,7,3 and I am ashamed to disclose to them who their president is , whenever they ask I say Obama.

  23. NYC nightmares
    February 23, 2018

    So when teachers get guns, who profits? The NRA!!! Trump’s people. These people are not in it to lose. Their kids are no where near public schools. They could care less. All of them.

    • John
      February 24, 2018

      The do not have to worry about their kids getting shot in school because their kids go to private schools.

  24. Jah Kal
    February 23, 2018

    I am American my president is just a fool .

  25. February 22, 2018

    The one and only –February 22, 2018

    The gun is not the answer either way, as you have reasoned it for yourself.

    But man’s faith in the guidance of a Great God, a Loving God, a Living God, a God of Spirit with Divine Power and Might, is definitely, the only answer.

    However, all of we mankind, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way. Therefore without God’s Divine Mightiness and unwavering Power to stand with us–neither one of us can protect each other–no wonder we so easily turn to the schemes of the enemy; he who wants nothing good for us, except to steal, kill, and destroy us.

    O God of Mercy and Compassion, please us, who are Your people! Your elects of Eternity!

  26. derp
    February 22, 2018

    oh well I know some have their guns in their cars anyways xD

  27. J.John Charles
    February 22, 2018

    Those who want to govern without God made it a crime to pray in public schools. You would be violating the law if a teacher would stand and asked God to protect the students from harm and danger.
    So saying God is not welcomed here,the children are coming in with guns .

    • February 22, 2018

      Stupid. Whose mythological god?

      • February 22, 2018

        I know you very well Daniel J Tanner; we contended on “Dominica News Weekly” some years ago; you were living in Dominica then, but you also said that you are back in the USA and you don’t intend to return to Dominica, no problem with that; for Dominicans are God-fearing people.

        Our contention pertained to Religion, which is the culture of man, it is not of God. And yet, because of your observation of religion, you don’t believe in Him, hence He has no relationship with you, but that is THE CENTRAL REASON for His binding us in Love, which the Life of the Spirit in us. Hence you have no Life for you do have the Love of God.

        There is no myth concerning God and His Laws, for they are Life itself. But then again you wrote “god” not God; this alone confirms your lack of knowledge of Him and His Ways of Life in us, who belong to Him–you need to remain quiet; stop being rude to His people and disrespectful to our Relationship with Him, it would do you good

    • February 22, 2018

      @J.John Charles February 22, 2018

      You have spoken my very thoughts; then I will only say Amen!

    • LifeandDeath
      February 23, 2018

      The question is why does “God” have to be asked to stop these atrocities. when innocent children die like flies, “God” remains waiting for his ego to be stroked for him to stop it. Is either pray to me or I won’t help you. What if parents being made in the same image of “God” were to treat their children same way, how many of our children would live past 5 years?
      Apparently God has nothing to do, or not do, with school shootings. Governments must put in plausible safeguards to protect the children.
      God is good as an idea, there are benefits in adhering to a lifestyle revering any God, but to force dogmatic ideas of God on any people and suggest that people suffer for non acceptance of a binary idea of God, is indeed a dangerous fallout from religious indoctrination.

  28. Too blessed to be stressed
    February 22, 2018

    Omg. This may encourage more violence. It would be better to have more security guards around the buildings. Use raider that can detect such people from afar.

  29. February 22, 2018

    Trump is full of hot air School is for learning so arming teachers and other employees with guns are ridiculous, the man is crazy and it’s all because he don’t want to be on the down side of the NRA group who funded his election in 2016, . Some teachers are saying if Trump implement his action they will resign, we should be standing with those teachers and educators for taking those stands.
    The students are moving in the right direction and to hell with all those politicians who are getting money from the NRA just to prevent and obstruct laws on Gun control in the House/Senate, therefore, something have to change to save children and teachers in school …. POWER TO THE STUDENTS.

    • Juan
      February 23, 2018

      Hell, if that does not work just give them rocket launchers.

  30. Y U running 4?
    February 22, 2018

    That makes no sense because once you are armed with a gun the moment someone with a different view gets close to you you are ready to shoot and kill. That’s why for the life of me I am yet to understand why an Honest Minister go to the people’s parliament with a gun and even brandished it and neither the court, nor the speaker or the cabinet said a thing. No matter what Trump does or says, Skerrit is ten times worse than Trump!

  31. The one and Only
    February 22, 2018

    On one hand I agree, if a teacher see’s a student spraying bullets to kill that student needs to put to sleep…
    On the other what if a teacher kills someone innocent by accident..

    • February 22, 2018

      @J.John Charles February 22, 2018

      You have spoken my very thoughts; then I will only say Amen!

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available