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Trump Schedule || Friday, February 16, 2018

11:30 am || Receives a briefing on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy
1:30 pm || Signs H.R. 582, Kari’s Law
3:00 pm || Departs White House
5:40 pm || Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida

All times Eastern

8 Responses to Trump Schedule || Friday, February 16, 2018

  1. Since none of us little people are invited to the White House briefing on what happened in Florida or the aftermath, maybe someone can clue the President on what it’s like out here, outside the DC and protective bubble of the elites.
    Out here, someone knows every stroke we make on our computer keyboard, who we contact and what we do there. Someone listens to and records every phone call we make while being on the alert for certain triggered words. Someone knows where and what we buy at retail outlets, video captures our arrival at a parking lot, our entrance into a commercial business, and follows our meander inside, and then our purchase of some merchandise. We pass security as we exit the building.
    If we visit a government building, we must show credible ID, pass a metal detection unit and/or put our belongings into an x-ray machine, all the while being observed and videoed by armed guards.
    This kind of surveillance happens almost everywhere in modern society, except in our public schools where vulnerable children go every day. There was/is no video of the shooter arriving in the parking lot of the school, no one asked him for his ID or made him pass through a metal detection unit, there was no armed guard at the entrance to enforce whatever safety features other venues have in place. There is no video of where the shooter went, who he contacted, or what he did.
    Summation: Before we go into another fruitless debate of anti-pro gun control of law-abiding people, let’s secure the safety of our public schools with security features that exist in most commercial venues and every government office.
    Then maybe we won’t have to talk about the gun issue anymore.

    • No, no, no.

      The solution is actually quite simple: Arm the teachers. Get them guns, and, more importantly, REQUIRE them to qualify with them, and to be re-certified annually. And, have random range checks throughout the year.

      If every teacher is carrying concealed, and they know how to use their weapons, this will stop, at once.

  2. Excellent post, srdem! Watching the coverage of the shooting, I was astounded to learn how many people, including the shooter’s fellow students, teachers and even the FBI, knew that the kid was unstable, had clearly stated his intent, and was a tragedy waiting to happen.

  3. Prison? I was describing the steps one must take to enter my local Social Security office.
    The other was a commonplace trip to Walmart or the supermarket.
    If you think keeping armed guards in a public school is wrong, then you should check out what they do in the Chicago school system.

  4. Pay for security – let’s start by eliminating government welfare of any kind to non-citizens. No free food, no free health care, no free education, no cut-rate housing. How about that?

  5. “So, in summary, you’re saying that in order for you to have the right to own assault rifles,”

    And the leftist reveals – instantly – he or she is not interested in having an intelligent conversation.

    But answer me this anyways: Gun shows are filled to the gills with ‘assault’ rifles. Why don’t we see any mass shootings there?