Poll: Majority of Americans disagree with Trump’s proposal to arm teachers

Trump, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, has said that arming some of America’s teachers with concealed weapons and training them to “immediately fire back” at a “sicko” gunman would end school shootings once and for all. But many gun violence experts, educators, and school safety advocates — as well as 56 percent of Americans surveyed — were against the idea.

Still, a sizable 42 percent of people surveyed said they agree with Trump’s proposal. A whooping 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners are on board with arming teachers, while 88 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaners disagree with it. A majority of Independents, 64 percent, also disagree with the plan.

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