School teachers carrying firearms and readied for gun battles in grade school classrooms is a level of social pathology that signals the end of any viable, coherent society. Travel such a path, and the barbarism and fearmongering of the American abattoir can only accelerate.
— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 21, 2018
UPDATE:… but it’s lucrative!
JUST IN: President Trump suggests “a little bit of a bonus” for trained teachers who are armed. pic.twitter.com/hvxCX3VcgS
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 22, 2018
Trump is clearly just throwing this our there. Even if 20% of the teachers are trained, who pays for the training AND the guns AND the “bonus” salary? We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of teachers where, in most states, there is little enough money for schoolbooks. Is the White House going to impose it on the states? Has anyone run the numbers?
Trump suggests "a little bit of a bonus" for trained teachers who are armed, throwing out 10%, 20% and 40% as possible percentages of teachers who might be qualified.
Also: "You can't hire enough security guards… Your need 100, 150 security guards.”
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) February 22, 2018