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Trump Spent the Morning Praising the NRA & Pushing For Teachers to Have Guns

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"A 'gun free' school is a magnet for bad people."

We regret to inform you that yes, President Trump is not a great advocate for gun control. You might've seen the gun control debate that happened last night and cheered on the brave survivors of the Parkland shooting who have unleashed a new wave of gun control activism after that senseless tragedy.

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It was powerful and moving, but for Trump, it wasn't exactly moving in a positive way. While people take action in the aftermath of mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Trump took his tiny hands and got to tweeting. First, in the early hours of the morning, he sent out a four-parter explaining his nuanced and foolproof solution to gun violence in schools. It's called the "Just Give Highly Trained Teachers a Gun" plan.

"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. 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."

He continued, "If a potential "sicko shooter" knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school."

Let's just take a collective moment to breathe and let it sink in that the president of our country wants to make teachers responsible for stopping gunmen if they show up to a school looking to shoot people. What a time to be alive.

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Trump tried to follow that up with a tweet explaining that he's "strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health" and wants to "raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks!"

Much like watching someone slip and fall, get back up, and then slip and fall again, Trump decided that the best way to follow up what would've been a halfway decent tweet was to ice his AR-15 shaped cake with a note commending the National Rifle Association. He thought it was a great idea to call them "Great People and Great American Patriots" who "love our Country and will do the right thing."

Tone-deaf and shocking might be good words for his morning tweets commending the NRA and talking about putting firearms in the hands of highly trained teachers, but then again, this is a president who needs to write down a note to himself reminding him to listen to shooting victims.

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