Business Insider Editorial Director Henry Blodget explains why arming teachers, Trump’s favored strategy to prevent more school shootings, is unlikely to solve the problem.
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Will giving teachers guns help stop school shootings? Gun massacres are an American crisis. They aren’t a “price of freedom.” If we do nothing, they will happen again and again and again. The inaction of Congress over the past decade has been a disgrace. Doing (almost) anything is better than doing nothing.
So the deepest respect to the students in Florida who are demanding more than “thoughts and prayers.” Kudos to President Trump and lawmakers for at least talking about doing something.
The favored solution of President Trump and many in Congress is more guns. Specifically, giving teachers guns so they can kill school shooters before the shooters kill kids. Will that help?
Well, first, arming teachers is indeed … Read More
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Alexandra Ma for Business Insider reports, The European Union and China are teaming up to rewrite global trade rules, their latest move as part of the trade conflict President Donald Trump has launched as part of his “”America First”” agenda.
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