*Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson did not hold back when commenting on Donald Trump’s idea to arm some school teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.
“Can someone that’s been in a Gunfight tell that Muthafukka that’s Never been in a Gunfight, the flaws of his Arm The Teachers plan??!!,” the actor tweeted Friday.
Can someone that’s been in a Gunfight tell that Muthafukka that’s Never been in a Gunfight, the flaws of his Arm The Teachers plan??!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 23, 2018
Jackson joins scores of people criticizing Trump’s backing of a longstanding NRA proposal to arm 20 percent of teaching staff at schools. The president made the remarks during a White House “listening session” after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, this month.
Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, told Education Week that solutions are needed to “keep guns out of the hands of those who want to use them to massacre innocent children and educators.”
“Arming teachers does nothing to prevent that,” she said.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump told NBC News on Sunday that her father’s suggestion of arming teachers is an option worth discussing.
“To be honest, I don’t know,” Ivanka said. “Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety.”