Donald Trump praised his Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday when he claimed that he could personally stop any school shooting if he was an armed teacher.
Trump said that if teachers had Marine training they could handle a gun and thus it would completely stop mass school shootings.
“If he was a teacher, I wouldn’t mind having him have a gun,” the president said. “Because I guarantee you, he can use it better than anybody. There’s not security guard that you’re going to hire that’s going to handle a gun better than him. So if he’s a teacher and other friends of his from the Marines are teaching or other people like that, you want them to have a gun.”
“But almost more importantly, nobody is going to attack that school,” he continued. “Because they know General Kelly is the history teacher. He’s teaching about how we win wars, okay? And he’s got a concealed weapon. But they’re going to know he got a concealed [weapon] because we tell them that the bullets are going to be flying in the other direction.”
Trump went on to argue that schools that are gun-free zones are easier “targets for the killer.”
Take a look at his claims in the video clip below:
Trump says John Kelly would make a good armed guard at a school.
"Then the bullets are going to be flying in the other direction." pic.twitter.com/cPGtNeCOKD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 22, 2018