Trump's Plan To Secure Schools Calls For Arming Teachers, Improving Background Checks

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He will also not be issuing any mandates to raise the age requirement so that a person has to be 21-years-old to purchase a gun, instead leaving that decision up to the states, officials explained.

The Times' report said Cobb has told friends he does not expect to remain in his job for much longer.

The announcement of the commission comes less than a day after Trump criticized blue-ribbon committees at a rally in Pennsylvania, saying, "We can't just keep setting up blue-ribbon committees", adding that they do nothing but "talk, talk, talk".

The administration also is urging all states to pass risk protection orders, as Florida recently did, allowing law enforcement officers to remove firearms from individuals who are considered a threat to themselves or others and to prevent them from purchasing new guns, Bremberg said.

In some of Trumps earlier comments since the Parkland shootings, he appeared to support expanding the number of people buying guns who are required to undergo a background check, such as at gun shows or private sales.

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The long-awaited recommendations are expected to be laid out in more detail by the White House on Sunday evening, almost a month after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and staff dead.

Student survivors of the shooting have mobilized to call for stricter gun control laws after the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) if the senator had left raising the minimum age for gun purchases out of his bill strengthening background checks because senators "are afraid of the NRA".

The Trump administration will use existing justice department funding to help train teachers and other school personnel to use firearms in an attempt to "harden" schools against mass shooting attacks, the White House announced on Sunday. The state's controversial "guardian program" - opposed by the Florida Education Association - will allow some school employees and teachers to carry handguns with law enforcement training if a school district agrees to participate in the program. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, and Sen.

"Arming teachers is an absolutely abhorrent response to school shootings - opposed by law enforcement, students, and educators alike", Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, said in a statement. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, which intends to improve the information going into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Administration officials said they had not set a deadline for the commission's recommendations, but expected they'd made in under a year.

The White House guns plan also includes support for a bill, known as the "Fix NICS" measure, created to improve background checks for gun purchases.

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Among other steps, DeVos said she will chair a federal commission on school safety.

In terms of mental health resources, the president said he wanted to "increase integration of mental health, primary care, and family services, as well as support for programs that utilize court-ordered treatment".

Trump will direct the Justice Department to provide assistance to states, only at their request, on establishing and implementing the orders, officials said.

Trump has also backed a ban on "bump stocks", accessories that enable semi-automatic rifles to fire hundreds of rounds a minute.

He had vowed to address mental health issues after the shooting, but his administration's recommendations for reforms included no concrete details, other than reviewing health and education privacy laws.

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