August 11, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson just gave the best response to Trump’s push to arm schoolteachers with deadly guns

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The president of the United States took to Twitter this morning and doubled down on his preposterous plan to deal with mass shootings by giving firearms to teachers and janitors in schools across the nation.


By any measure, the idea to give our underpaid and overworked educators dangerous weapons and trained to view the kids they’re supposed to be teaching as potential threats is utterly absurd and will result in nothing but more dead children.

He’s been banging the drum on this issue for the entire week, beginning at the “listening session” with shooting survivors on Wednesday, before repeating it again on Thursday.

Beloved actor Samuel L. Jackson took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue with his characteristically colorful language – and makes a very good point about Donald Trump, who many have taken to referring as President “Bonespurs” due to his five deferments in the Vietnam draft.

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While dodging the Vietnam draft is in fact a very good thing that we shouldn’t shame the president for, since the Vietnam war was a horrifyingly destructive conflict that killed over a million people and accomplished nothing, his disgusting cowardice in ever other area of his life is well worth ridiculing and mocking.

It’s hard to believe Trump, the laziest and softest example of bourgeois excess to ever pad his silk slippers across a marble floor, has ever shot a gun in his life – much less ever be in a situation of actual danger to his person, so it’s easy of him to be cavalier about guns in a classroom.

But for the rest of us, who know that Capitol Hill police regularly leave their firearms in bathroom stalls and that firearm-carrying teachers have injured themselves on school property before with their guns, know that only more unnecessary death and injury are in store for America’s kids if he goes through with this ridiculous plan.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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