As a result, the proposal may be included in a series of gun-related measures that state lawmakers are assembling in response to last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, another union, condemned what she called an "arms race" and efforts to "turn schools into militarized fortresses by arming teachers".
A number of teachers, like Skye Warren, who teaches in Houston's Third Ward, flooded Twitter on Thursday with opposition to Mr. Trump's plan. The president's proposal came just hours after the NRA affirmed its opposition, calling such a restriction an infringement on gun owners' rights.
In Florida, meanwhile, funerals continued. WHERE YOUR STUDENT'S DISTRICT STANDS Curious if teachers might be carrying weapons at your student's school in the future? The superintendent hopes more school districts will be open to Trump's proposal.
Lindsey Gray Richardson, sales manager at Greenville business Colt's Gun and Pawn, said she supports teachers being able to carry a concealed weapon. On an ongoing basis, many schools also conduct active shooter drills, which include lock downs and sheltering in place.
"I've spoken to them often in the last two days", Trump acknowledged, "and they want to do the right thing".
"I don't think I'll be going up against them", Trump said.
One woman asked Florida Sen.
"Imagine in the middle of this crisis", Rubio said. Marco Rubio brushed it off during a heated town-hall debate on CNN.
"Our banks, our airports, our National Basketball Association games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they're all more protected than our children at school", LaPierre said. It worked well and we all felt safe.
NRA officials also accused Democrats and media outlets of exploiting the Florida shooting.
She said the mass shooting touches home for Fort Worth teachers. I believe teachers should teach. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold".
She was charged with a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm in city limits. "They'd go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun free zone", Mr. Trump said Wednesday. He followed that up with a tweet Thursday that "highly trained teachers would act as a deterrent to the cowards that do this" and later suggested they receive bonuses for the added responsibility.
Teachers across the country have joined forces under the hashtag #ArmMeWith to share what they would prefer to be armed with instead of a gun.
"I think the whole idea of arming and training teachers with guns is ridiculous, personally". He added, "most of it's just common sense". It would raise the age limits for all rifles.
"He spoke about background checks". And he remains opposed to a full ban on assault rifles, Shah said. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks "the instincts" of a law enforcement officer and can't easily see herself carrying a gun in class. "So I feel very protected". Will principals who hire new teachers now say, well, his college recommendations aren't strong, but he's won marksmanship medals. "It's time for Congress to get off their backsides and start passing laws that would prevent children getting killed in schools".
Eight states now have policies that enable teachers and other personnel - beyond trained school resource officers - to carry guns on school grounds, including Texas, Kansas and Tennessee, according to the Education Commission of the States.