President Donald Trump on Friday trashed the idea of keeping guns out of schools during CPAC 2018 — where attendees are barred from bringing in their guns.
During a section of his talk about the massacre in Parkland, Florida last week, the president said that having gun-free zones made students less safe and reiterated his calls for some teachers to be armed with guns in classrooms.
“If this guy thought that other people would be shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn’t have gone to that school,” Trump said of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz. “He wouldn’t have gone there. It’s a gun free zone. It says this the gun free zone.”
Despite the president’s attacks on gun-free zones, people attending CPAC are not allowed to bring guns with them into the conference.
Trump also called on creating a culture of mutual respect in which violence is discouraged. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump called on his supporters to “knock the crap” out of protesters at his rallies and even vowed to pay their legal fees.
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