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Trump: I Think I Would Have Entered School Without a Weapon

President Trump Monday said he believes he would have rushed into Marjory Stonehand Douglas High School to confront the killer – even if he didn’t have a gun.

“You don’t know until you’re tested, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump told governors meeting at the White House. “And I think most of the people in this room would have done that too,” he added.

Trump revealed that he had lunch over the weekend with senior NRA officials Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox. “Don’t worry about the NRA. They’re on our side,” he said.

Trump suggested he will focus on denying guns to the mentally ill, noting that it has become harder to institutionalize people. “We’re going to have to start talking about mental institutions,” he said. “In the old days” it was easier to commit people who acted “like a boiler ready to explode.”

He also again suggested arming teachers.

7 Responses to Trump: I Think I Would Have Entered School Without a Weapon

  1. He’s talking like a parent here. Someone who would his children with his own body to keep them from harm. Understandable.

    As for the reality – no one knows what they would do in an emergency. Freeze? Do something? Run away?
    When a child is floundering in deep water, not every bystander jumps in to bring the child to safety.
    A terrible auto accident and one of the passengers is bleeding – half of the bystanders would drive away, 1/4 would pull out their cell phones to capture the event, 1/8th would call 911, and the rest would rush with a towel, their coat, a bottle of water, comforting words- to aid the injured.
    Human nature.
    We hope to be brave, but sometimes we’re not.

  2. He provides that caveat in his discussion – I would like to think we would all try to protect someone in danger like that. Lots of blame to go around. The fact that too many want to focus just on the NRA are losing sight of some very real failures. Cooler heads need to (and hopefully) will prevail.

  3. Whether or not Trump – or any of the rest of us – would enter the building is immaterial.

    There were paid professionals – whose specific jobs are to enter the building in these situations – who did not.

  4. Yea, that bone spurs would have definitely hindered his “running”. If he so brave, why did he seek deferment 5 times??
    Is he for real? He is just providing more material to the comedians.

    • In case you missed it the first time, I’ll write it more slowly because I know you’re not a fast reader:

      Whether or not Trump – or any of the rest of us – would enter the building is immaterial.

      There were paid professionals – whose specific jobs are to enter the building in these situations – who did not.