President Donald Trump appeared to speak in favor of school personnel carrying firearms to guard against potential shooters during a Wednesday listening session with survivors and families of school shootings..
“Your concept about concealed carry, it only works where you have people very adept at using firearms, of which you have many many. It would be teachers and coaches,” Trump said, adding “if the coach had a firearm in his locker when he ran at this guy. That coach was very brave. Saved a lot of lives are suspect. If he had a firearm, he wouldn’t of had to run. He would have shot and that would’ve been the end of it.”
The president referenced deceased Stoneman Douglas High School football coach Aaron Feis, who was killed during the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last week. Feis reportedly took heroic action to save students before his death and was also a designated security monitor.