Blumenthal’s Stand On Armed Teachers

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) who has been very vocal lately in opposition to President Trump has once again spoken out about Trump’s plan to train and arm school staff saying, “That idea of concealed carry is absolutely abhorrent. It is an anathema.”

Wolf Blitzer asked, “Do you think the president has a good idea that maybe 20% or 30% of teachers should be trained and armed?”

Blumenthal replied, “That idea of concealed carry is absolutely abhorrent. It is an anathema. As the Sandy Hook parent, I believe Nicole Hockley, whom I know well, told him, we need to prevent these shootings by getting guns out of the hands of dangerous people. The president has to do more than listen and more than talk about guns. Now is the time for action.”