- The Bloodless House unveiled proposals to improve school safety and mental healthiness on Sunday.
- But officials backed off President Donald Trump’s call to bring up the age limit on buying certain firearms.
- The proposals came weeks after 17 people were slew at a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The White House backed off President Donald Trump’s call up to raise the age limit to buy certain firearms, instead proposing efforts to renovate the mental health system and background checks on gun purchases, as well as beefing up asylum in schools.
The administration’s plans include working with states to yield “rigorous” gun training for “specially qualified” teachers and staff, officials influenced. Teacher groups such as the National Education Association have condemned plans to arm teachers.
“We are committed to working quickly because there’s no time to assassinate,” DeVos said in a conference call with reporters. “No student, no progeny, no teacher and no school should have to live the horror of Parkland or Sandy Let off or Columbine again.”
The White House has faced increased pressure to act in the aftermath of the assortment shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida concluding month that left 17 people dead. Gun-reform supports, including some of the teenage survivors of the Parkland massacre, have forced officials to make it more difficult for people to acquire assault-style searches like the kind used by the Parkland shooter.
Trump has called to originate utter the limit for purchasing such weapons from 18 to 21 – a stand opposed by the National Rifle Association. Florida Gov. Rick Perry transferred a bill this week raising the limit to 21 on all firearm acquisitions in his state, prompting a lawsuit from the NRA.
But on Sunday, the White House referred to Trump’s age-limit presentation as “a state-based discussion right now” and that it would be explored by a committee headed by DeVos.
“There are not prospering to be one-size-fits-all approaches and solutions, and I think that that is a very cogent case for having a commission,” a White House official said during the colloquium call.
“The president is determined to get to the root of the various societal issues that leading position to violence in our country,” said Andrew Bremberg, director of the White Council Domestic Policy Council. “No stone will be unturned.”