Morning Consult: Half of Americans want teachers armed

The U.S. House vote on concealed carry reciprocity is looming. (Dave Workman)

A new poll shows half of Americans support arming teachers. (Dave Workman)

A new Morning Consult/Politico survey shows that 50 percent of American voters agree with President Donald Trump’s suggestion that school teachers should be allowed to be armed.

At the same time, according to The Hill, “nearly 7 in 10 Americans responding to the poll support stricter gun control laws following the Florida high school shooting.

The survey was conducted Feb. 22-26 among a national sampling of 1,992 registered voters, Morning Consult reported. Forty-two percent didn’t like the idea of armed teachers and 8 percent weren’t sure.

It is not clear what kind of “stricter” laws Americans might want, but there have been several ideas floated since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. President Trump has been supportive of armed



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