Eric Swalwell Pushes Federal Ban on Armed Teachers
[BREITBART] During a Monday speech near National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D-CA) pushed a federal ban on armed teachers.
"Pay attention to meeeeee!"
The Washington Examiner reports that the ban on armed teachers was just one of the numerous gun controls Swalwell
introduced. Other controls included the creation of a national gun registry, a ban on suppressors, and background checks for ammunition sales.
Swalwell’s push to bar states from arming teachers comes just months after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission issued a report calling for teachers to be armed. The head of that commission, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, lamented that no teachers were armed during the February 14, 2018, attack, noting that there were multiple opportunities to take out the gunman.
Breitbart News reported Gualtieri’s emphasis on the fact that the Parkland gunman paused five times to reload his firearm. Each pause represents a time an armed teacher or school staff member could have shot at the attacker.
Gualtieri told the AP, "People need to keep an open mind to it as the reality is that if someone else in that school had a gun it could have saved kids’ lives."
Posted by: Fred 2019-06-19