"President Trump and our entire administration will continue to take strong action to make our schools safe and to give law enforcement and our families the tools they need to deal with people struggling with unsafe mental illness".
He has also proposed raising age restrictions on gun purchases and expanding background checks.
If a teacher had been carrying a concealed firearm at the Florida school, "the teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened", Trump said. Trump again criticized the Florida deputy who didn't enter to try to stop the Florida shooter.
He said that "gun adept members of staff within the school" could make up between 20-30% of the faculty, but offered no concrete evidence that could prove this.
Trump will point to the need for "commonsense measures" on school safety and guns that will "protect the rights of law-abiding Americans while helping to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves and to others".
The president expanded on his push to arm some school officials as a way to curtail more mass shootings, using nearly verbatim language to what NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre told the crowd on Thursday - if banks, government buildings, airports and the like are so heavily armed and protected, shouldn't schools be the same way? And these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns. Pence continued, assuring the crowd that the administration is working to "take strong action to make our schools safe and to give law enforcement and our families the tools they need to deal with people struggling with risky mental illness". "I am telling you, that would work".
He's also expected to call upon Congress to build his long-promised wall along the USA and Mexican border "to stop unsafe drugs and criminals". But they won't give Trump more, such as ending chain migration or the "diversity lottery", where immigrants can be chosen based on race, ethnicity and nationality.
"He was there for five minutes - for five minutes", Trump continued.
Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells The Associated Press the White House has asked to sit down with him.
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"This would be a major deterrent, because these people are inherently cowards". "I don't want to get into that battle".
Trump warned of the dangers of gangs such as MS-13 as one reason changes to the legal immigration system and visa lottery system are needed. "I want great people ... who contribute".
The hair. Trump was comfortable with the CPAC crowd.
Trump looked at two large TV screens on each side of the stage.
'What a nice picture that is. "Look at that. I'd love to watch that guy speak".
He then pretended to fix his hair, and made a surprising comment.
For more than an hour, Trump held court, largely eschewing a teleprompter filled with prepared remarks on North Korea sanctions and remembrances for Billy Graham and the victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, instead choosing to ramble enthusiastically about familiar themes in his typical campaign style.
While the controversial operation is available on the NHS to alopecia sufferers, it says the surgery is "not usually used for male-pattern baldness". "If we can't have our military holding guns, it's pretty bad".
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