Trump Praises NRA Ahead of School Safety Meeting

Posted: Feb 22, 2018 10:15 AM
Trump Praises NRA Ahead of School Safety Meeting

President Trump will meet with lawmakers Thursday to discuss a series of school safety measures. The meeting comes a day after he hosted a listening session at the White House with teachers, parents and students connected to school shootings.

President Trump will also host a meeting with law enforcement officials today. Here is the list from the White House:

• Attorney General Pam Bondi (R, FL)

• Attorney General Curtis Hill (R, IN)

• Commissioner Rick Sanders, Kentucky State Police

• Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education

• Paula Stone, Deputy Director, Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health

• Sheriff Charles Stuart McDonald, Henderson County (R, NC)

• State Representative Patrick Neville (R, CO)

• James D. O’Donnell, Former Chief of Police, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority & Orange CountyLegislator (R, NY)

• Fred Kittle, School Board Member, Bartow County (GA)

• Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky (D, FL)

Trump also reiterated his stance in favor of armed guards and trained teachers in schools Thursday morning and praised the National Rifle Association.

Trump has proposed an increase in the age to buy a rifle and wants to bolster the firearm background check system with mental health information.

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