Ivanka Trump Expresses Interest in Arming Teachers: The Idea ‘Needs to be Discussed’

While White House adviser Ivanka Trump did not directly push for President Donald Trump’s controversial plan to end mass shootings by arming schoolteachers, the first-daughter did call for a “discussion” to be had on the issue.

In an appearance on NBC News tonight, Ivanka — who is currently in South Korea for the 2018 Olympics — discussed the proposed solution to school shootings with the recent Parkland, Florida massacre that resulted in the gunning down of 17 people in mind:

“To be honest, I don’t know. 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. I think that having a teacher who is armed who cares deeply about her students or his students and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea, but it is an idea that needs to be discussed.”

As for her father, the president recently spoke at the right-wing gathering CPAC and aggressively pushed for “well-trained, gun-adept teachers and coaches.”

“I mean, I don’t want to have a hundred guards with rifles standing all over the school. You do a concealed carry permit,” Trump said. “This would be a major deterrent, because these people are inherently cowards.”

Watch above, via NBC.

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