February 27, 2018

LAUGHINGSTOCK:

Governor Ridicules Trump's Plan For Arming Teachers To His Face (Tommy Christopher, February 27, 2018, National Memo)

[W]ashington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee quickly shut him down, telling Trump exactly what his constituents think of that plan.

Trump claimed only a "very small" number of teachers would be armed. But Inslee pointed out that Trump had recommended 20 percent of all teachers be given weapons.

"I have listened to the people who would be affected by that," Inslee said. "I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don't want to do that at any percentage."

He recalled "the first-grade teachers who don't want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers." And he noted that law enforcement officers don't have the time or ability to spend months training teachers to use guns.

"Educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes," Inslee said.

And he suggested that "we need a little less tweeting here, and a little more listening.

Posted by at February 27, 2018 3:07 AM

  

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