Trump “Clarifies” Position On School Guns

What is Donald Trump’s actual position on guns and the 2nd Amendment? He used to be for an assault weapons ban and comprehensive gun control. Now? He claims to be a champion of law abiding gun owners, a position he staked when he decided to run for president as a Republican in 2011, and has now broadened. We know what Hillary stands for: significant restrictions. If you want to know, look at what California is doing. Hillary would go there, along with most Democrats. Though she won’t give up her own armed security

(CNN) Donald Trump on Monday clarified his position on allowing guns in schools, telling CNN in a phone interview that “school resource officers” or trained teachers should be the ones carrying guns.

He stood by his adamant criticism of gun free zones but backed away from his blanket call to eliminate all gun free zones in schools, saying they would only be eliminated “in some cases.”

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton this weekend accused Trump of wanting to “mandate that every school in America allow guns in classrooms.”

Trump responded Sunday morning on Fox News with a muddled comment that seemed to both reject and reaffirm his support for arming teachers in classrooms.

“I don’t want to have guns in classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly,” he said.

I think we would all prefer that teachers not need to carry weapons to protect themselves and the children, but, schools, like other gun free zones, have become easy shooting grounds for nutjobs. This second position from Trump is much better than the first. Allowing some school personnel, who have been properly trained on the use of firearms, much like the way people are trained for concealed carry (in those states, such as NC, which require actual training), would go a long way towards keeping nutjobs from seeing schools as easy picking grounds.

Trump’s refusal to reiterate his support for ending gun-free zones on day one of his presidency as he did earlier this year and his emphasis on school resource officers providing armed security suggest Trump is mollifying the hard-right policy positions that he staked out to successfully snag the Republican nomination. And his apparent waffling on whether to arm teachers once again raises questions about his consistency issues crucial to his conservative constituency.

Actually, modifying his positions in this manner would go a long way towards telling Republicans and Conservatives that he is being more thoughtful of his positions, and is less bluster and spouting off at the mouth than what he usually seems to be. Few gun owners/supporters will have a problem with Donald’s clarification. Gun owners/supporters expect gun owners to be responsible with their weapons. Required training on having a gun in school is a good idea.

One still, though, has to wonder, and worry, about what Trump really believes. Hence, I still do not trust him.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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15 Responses to “Trump “Clarifies” Position On School Guns”

  1. John says:

    What about 18 yo students ?

  2. Drowningpuppies says:

    What about 18 yo students ?

    What about them?

  3. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    We know what Hillary stands for: significant restrictions.

    Significant restrictions being defined as a complete ban on the private ownership of firearms, a ban which would affect all law-abiding citizens, and leave only the criminals armed.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Speaking of guns:

    president loose shoes been slow walking Congress on Fast & Furious

  5. Jeffery says:


    Can you link us to Secretary Clinton’s policy position on guns? Thanks.

  6. Jeffery says:


    When you blow a big Black “loose shoes” man, does he call you his little “bitch”?

  7. Jeffery says:

    Donald “Pander Bear” Trump is a pandering fool. Years ago Stumpy called Bill Clinton a wonderful man, and his accusers were “evil” and “liars”. Now he calls Clinton a rapist and Secretary Clinton an enabler. The “one true liberal” TV channel ran Trump’s instagram attack on the Clintons nonstop this morning accusing Bill of rape. Did the “one true liberal” TV analysts criticize the ad? Nope, they discussed whether or not it would be successful.

    Stumpy’s own wife accused him of raping her and pulling her hair out.

    First he was going to cut taxes on the wealthy, then he was going to raise their taxes, the latest (as of last week) is that he may raise them from the cuts he originally proposed.

    Guns in schools? Who knows. His first thoughts on a subject are when he first hears the topic and then he makes something up – these topics hadn’t occurred to him before.

    His links to the NY and NJ mob should be disqualifying but the corporate media are making too much dough off Trump to criticize him. Trump was buddies with Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Fat Tony’s consigliere, Roy Cohn. Yes, that Roy Cohn.

    Read the article by Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston:

    The corporate media won’t touch it. No one can believe we’re about to elect a mobster president. Either that or they’re afraid they’ll get a double tap when they least expect it.

    And why does Stumpy refuse to release his tax returns? Because he PAYS NO TAXES on his billions. For the white supremacist crowd here that is of little consequence because rich white racists can do no wrong, but Stumpy must sense it could cause him some trouble with normal Americans who work harder than he does but don’t have his mob connections. Hillary should make a deal with him: one tax return for each of her Wall Street speeches. He won’t take the deal.

  8. drowningpuppies says:

    It’s the one thing with her, whether it’s Whitewater or whether it’s Vince or whether it’s Benghazi. It’s always a mess with Hillary,” Trump said in the interview.

    He called theories of possible foul play “very serious” and the circumstances of Foster’s death “very fishy.”

    “He had intimate knowledge of what was going on,” Trump said, speaking of Foster’s relationship with the Clintons at the time. “He knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.”

    He added, “I don’t bring [Foster’s death] up because I don’t know enough to really discuss it. I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. I don’t do that because I don’t think it’s fair.”

    Love it!

  9. Hank_M says:

    I’m starting to detect some panic from the left with respect to Trump.
    Pass the popcorn.

  10. Jeffery says:


    America SHOULD be panicked at the thought of a Trump presidency.

    As I’ve explained, the Republicans had the 2016 election in the bag. All they had to do was nominate Kasich, Bush, Christy or Rubio. Kasich still polls way ahead of Hillary in a head to head. Instead the Repub base debated between two very likely losers in the general election, Cruz and Trump. Nominate Kasich, win in a landslide. Nominate Trump or Cruz, 97% chance you lose.

    Kasich would have been bad for America but Trump would be a disaster. He hasn’t a clue. Think of Mel Brooks’ Gov Le Petomane in Blazing Saddles.

    So, although the likelihood of Trump being elected is remote, the damage he could do IF elected would be catastrophic. That should have everyone worried.

  11. drowningpuppies says:

    So, although the likelihood of Trump being elected is remote…

    -that delusional little guy who exaggerates often who needs to keep choking that chicken

  12. Jeffery says:

    Clinton 347; Trump 191.

    The odious jimhoft and Rush Limbaugh predicted in 2008 and 2012 that McCain and Romney would win, so they’re not the best sources.

    Clinton 347; Trump 191.

    A funny-named Black Kenyan trounced McCain and Romney. In 2012 Obama was 4 years into the worst economy since the Great Depression, was the proud owner of the unpopular ACA and was still Black. He won a landslide.

    Clinton 347; Trump 191.

    This time looks worse for the Republicans. Trump will get votes from fewer Blacks, fewer Jews, fewer Hispanics, fewer women. He will get more votes from angry high school dropouts. To their credit, Republicans are trying to suppress Democrat voters in close states.

    Clinton 347; Trump 191.

    The only hope for Trump is if Clinton goes to jail, so, in fact, there is no hope for the Republics.

  13. Hank_M says:

    “America SHOULD be panicked at the thought of a Trump presidency.”

    And yet they aren’t. After 8 years of the “Being there” president, and the thought of the most corrupt dishonest politician in history continuing the legacy, Trump actually appeals to a lot of Americans.

    They seem to like his message, the fact he fights back, and the fact he seems to love the country and wants to improve it,
    not transform it.

    The left is panicked. Rightfully so.

  14. Jeffery says:

    Crooked Donald cannot win a fair election. There just are not enough angry white guys with K-12 or K-11 educations. That’s not to say that the GOP won’t find a way to rig it.

    Understand too, that The Big Orange Toupee has yet to be vetted. Perhaps the media love him so much that they never will do their jobs. He’s a billionaire that has never paid federal taxes. He’s a philanderer. He’s a crook. He knows nothing about policy.

    LOL… he seems to love the country… LOL

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