Trump Administration Outlines ‘School Safety’ On Gun Control Measures

President Donald Trump has called for bold action to improve school safety after last month’s Parkland shooting

Trump’s proposal doesn’t include concrete age restrictions on certain firearms. However, the White House supports an individual state’s decision to make that call.

Trump also supports arming certain qualified teachers and “funneling more mental health information into the background check system for gun buyers.”

White House unveils gun and school safety proposals

Trump is actually setting up a “school safety commission” led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

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The only pieces of legislation Trump is set to endorse formally are two bills he’s previously backed: The FIX NICS Bill, which calls for making improvements to the nation’s background check system, and the STOP School Violence Act, which would provide grants to states in developing anti-school-violence plans. The White House has previously expressed support for both measures.

Additionally, the White House is calling for an audit and review of the FBI tip line, directing the Department of Justice to partner with willing states to train qualified school personnel and calling for a review of expanding mental-health programs and patient-privacy laws.

The White House is also calling on states to pass risk-protection orders that allow law enforcement to remove firearms from individuals who are a demonstrated threat to themselves or others and temporarily prevent those individuals from buying new firearms.

President Trump tweeted about his positions this morning.

Not everyone will be happy. You can say what you want about his proposals. They may not be perfect, but I’m pleased to hear the President publicly acknowledge the sheer stupidity of gun free zones.