During the White House press briefing today, a student reporter asked Sarah Sanders what President Trump is doing about school shootings:
A young reporter with Time for Kids asked: “Can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?” Sarah got choked up when she responded:
WATCH: A child asks White House Press Sec. Sarah Sanders about having to worry about getting shot at school, and Sanders becomes choked up as she responds. pic.twitter.com/BTgcvOKWEH
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 30, 2018
The loaded question was immediately grabbed by the left to use for anti-gun fodder.
President Trump believes in arming and protecting people. He’s not in the camp that believes in gun-free zones. Pragmatic solutions are best and that means protecting our schools like we do concerts and sporting events.Why not have security and allow teachers to carry? The bottom line is that gun-free zones don’t work.
President Trump is all about solutions and working with people to get there.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EFFORT TO PROTECT SCHOOLS:
As blame gets tossed around for the horrific school shooting today, it’s President Trump who’s been ready and is now demanding action at “every level of government”. He is a problem solver with loads of common sense. That’s why he knows banning guns is not the answer but that acting to protect our children in schools in other ways is key.
Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump on Friday demanded action “at every level of government” to prevent school shootings from taking place, hours after a gunman killed several people at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.
“This has been going on too long in our country. Too many decades,” the president said at a White House event shortly after authorities in Texas arrested the shooter. “My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and keep weapons out of the hands of those people who pose a threat to themselves and to others.”
“Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe,” Trump said.
SHOOTER WAS ILLEGALLY IN POSSESSION OF HIS WEAPONS:
“…keep weapons out of the hands of those people who pose a threat to themselves and to others” – President Trump
The 17-year-old who opened fire on a Texas high school Friday was illegally in possession of his weapons.
The suspect has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School. Pagourtzis had posted multiple disturbing images on his Facebook page prior to the shooting, including a trench coat with USSR and Nazi medals on it.
According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the shooter illegally possessed a .38 revolver and a shotgun.
Law enforcement authorities in Texas reported at least eight fatalities Thursday morning, after a gunman entered the high school campus in southeastern Texas just as the school day was starting. At least two suspects were taken into custody by police.
The White House has previously proposed raising the age at which Americans can purchase firearms, regulating mechanisms like “bump stocks,” and placing armed guards inside schools across the United States.