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On an episode of Sam Delaney’s News Thing, featuring Tory MP Bob Stewart – due to be aired on Saturday 3 March at 22:25 on RTUK – Delaney asks his Tory guest:
What do you think of Trump, like what did you think of his reaction to the Florida school shooting? Arm the teachers he said.
To which the Tory MP for Beckenham replied saying that:
Frankly, what are they going to do? They can’t seem to get rid of weapons. In a way it [arming teachers] might be something that should be considered…
Stewart’s statement that giving teachers guns should be considered immediately elicits a reaction of utter amazement from Delaney’s three other studio guests.
At which point Delaney then asks Stewart:
Why can’t they [just] get rid of the weapons?
To which Stewart says:
Well because the bloody amendment in the American constitution
Tory MP Stewart goes on to add that:
…time after time after time we’re getting these kids massacred in schools, and they don’t seem to have an answer to it.
Stewart, who was a Colonel in the British army before becoming an MP, also went on to say that “I don’t like guns, I don’t particularly like the police being armed; but some of them have to be.“
Mr Stewart’s statement backing Trump’s proposal to give teachers guns goes completely against public opinion in Britain – most of whom agree – based on an ability to make judgements based on logical thought and evidence from literally every other country in the world – that America simply needs to enforce far stricter gun controls in order to reduce the number of mass shootings.
You can watch Tory MP Bob Stewart’s incredible endorsement below:
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