Donald Trump just said he never proposed giving guns to teachers right before explaining why we should give guns to teachers. Yes, you read that right.
In a series of tweets on Thursday morning (Feb. 22), Trump said we needed "highly trained teachers" who "would serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this." He also called "gun-free schools" a 'magnet for bad people"
"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," read another tweet.
But it turns out that he doesn't want to give guns to all teachers. Instead, he wants to give "concealed guns to gun-adept teachers with military or special training experience."
We suppose the teachers could fit target practice in between planning out their lesson and probably working a second job, since they're still overwhelmingly underpaid. But that would leave them little time to, you know, actually teach their class. However, his proposals weren't all bad. Trump also stated that he wants to ban bump stocks, a rifle attachment that turns it into an automatic weapon, raise the age for purchasing long guns from 18 to 21, and "strongly" push for comprehensive background checks.
Trump's tweets comes after a gunman brought an AR-15 into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in South Florida and killed 17 people. The students, who have drawn support from celebrities like Oprah and George and Amal Clooney, organized a protest, March For Our Lives, that's to be held next month on March 24.