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        Does Trump’s School Safety Plan Make Schools Safer? | PBS NewsHour

        On March 11, 2018, President Donald Trump shared his school safety plan, which includes arming teachers, expanding mental health, and improving the National Instant Criminal Background System. The plan does not endorse expanding background checks. Trump backpedaled on his support for raising the minimum age to buy assault weapons, and the proposed program is being criticized for not going far enough to address the problem of gun violence. Arming teachers could make schools less safe, given accuracy problems and the potential to draw more shooters to schools.

        March 14, 2018 videos and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

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        Trump Defends Reversal on Gun Purchase Age Limit | PBS NewsHour

        Trump backpedaled on his support for raising the minimum age to buy assault weapons from 18 to 21, after facing pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA) who is against the idea. The Administration’s plan does not expand background checks.

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        What Trump's Plan to Prevent School Shootings Leaves Out | PBS NewsHour

        Arming teachers could make schools less safe, given accuracy problems and the potential to draw more shooters to schools, argued Katherine Newman, author of “Rampage.” The idea is “a cynical gun lobby ploy to sell more guns,” said Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

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