Trump just called for school teachers to be armed. A teacher’s response is going viral


At today’s “Listening session” at the White House between Trump and several survivors from last week’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, the President predictably touted an NRA talking point, suggesting that we should arm teachers in schools to protect the students and bring even more guns around children.

It didn’t take long before actual teachers, who signed up to educate our nation’s youth, not to become complicit in the NRA’s ultimate desire to continue promulgating an armed populace, began to speak out.


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Teachers do not want to be on the front lines of America’s unique and avoidable crisis in which we seem to value defending our guns over our children. Trump and his party refuse to get to the root of the problem– the ease with which one can purchase a military-grade weapon. Instead, they are pretending that more guns is the solution. If I eat candy every day and end up with 25 cavities, the solution isn’t to get more dental work; it’s to stop eating so much candy. This isn’t a difficult problem.

While the GOP continues its obstinate refusal to act on gun safety in this country, Americans have signaled their utter exasperation with the issue. Midterms are going to deliver an unprecedented blow to this party complicit in the deaths of so many children.

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.