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Gun Buyers ClubArming teachers is a 'cruel, absurd' demand

While I applaud President Donald Trump for convening a listening group on gun violence, I am appalled that he would suggest that having “gun-adept, highly trained teachers” in every school is the answer to stopping school shootings. Think about that. Really think about it.


Training for active-shooter situations is not just a matter of going out to a shooting range and popping off a few rounds at a paper

Gun Buyers ClubThe Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the gun debate (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

President Donald Trump has met again with top National Rifle Association officials as he weighs ideas for preventing the next school shooting.

Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he'd had a "Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!"


The group's executive director, Chris Cox, is also tweeting about the meeting, saying Trump, Vice President Mike

The deadly school shooting this month in Parkland, Florida, has ignited national outrage and calls for action on gun reform. But while certain policies may help decrease gun violence in general, it’s unlikely that any of them will prevent mass school shootings, according to James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern.

Gun Buyers ClubThe National Rifle Association has become politically toxic in Washington, with even President Trump chiding lawmakers this week as afraid to buck the powerful Second Amendment rights organization.

But the true extent of the NRA’s power remains a source of contention as Congress begins another gun control debate. Gun control groups, their Democratic allies in Washington and now even Mr. Trump say they must battle the group’s approach.


The NRA’s fabled influence has drawn criticism from