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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:04 PM

Eugene Robinson: Whos afraid of the NRA, Trump?

Once again, President Trump has made a cowardly, cynical and monumentally stupid retreat on the issue of guns. No one should have expected otherwise.

Forget everything he said in the wake of the Parkland shooting about the urgent need for meaningful action. Trump now takes a position that will almost surely guarantee more gun violence in schools, not less. It must take a lot of hard work and concentration to be so utterly wrong.

The president — I can’t believe I’m writing this, but it’s true — wants to arm “highly trained expert teachers” with concealed weapons. Anyone who thinks this is not one of the worst ideas in history should conduct a brief thought experiment. Imagine any one of your elementary, middle school or high school classrooms. Imagine a loaded gun in there somewhere. Now imagine what could go tragically wrong.

Trump’s support for arming teachers and his refusal to back sensible gun-control measures represent a craven surrender to the National Rifle Association. In his made-for-television meeting with members of Congress to discuss gun violence, Trump accused Republicans of being “afraid of the NRA.” But he’s the one cringing and cowering to keep the gun lobby’s favor.


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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:46 PM

1. Tomorrow this teacher is WALKING OUT!

I am going to the local Ed Center where the school board supports the WALKOUT as a "teachable lesson". Parents, educators, community members and local govt officials are showing up. San Diego Unified has over 29 elementary through high schools who are walking out as well as major colleges and universities (SDSU, UCSD, USD, etc.)

NRA × $ $ $ = GOP .....very simple math!

Tomorrow WALKOUT 10:00AM
School Walkout Nationwide. Parents, educators, community member, local govt officials are walking out to support gun control. No guns in school, no armed teacher, join others to support gun control and anti violence.
Hey hey, NRA, How Many people Did You Kill Today?
School Walkouts March 14th 10:00 AM in all time zones.
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Enough! National School Walkout
Wednesday, March 14, 10am
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Hosted by Women’s March and Women’s March Youth
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.
We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that addresses the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!

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