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T.I., John Legend, D.L.- Celebrities Sound Off on Trump’s Arming Teachers


by G. Brown

The massacre at a Florida High School is still dominating the news and our conversations. It’s been over a  week ago since 19 year old Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 innocent students and teachers at the Parkland Florida school.  The AR-15 Cruz used in the carnage has re-focused the nation again on dealing with gun reform and keeping such weapons out of the hands of the wrong people.

The President’s proposal this week is to actually put more guns in the hands of teachers.  Trump says arming teachers would be a way to deter future school shootings saying.  He said, “This would obviously only be for people very adept at handling a gun. It’s called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them, they’d go for special training, and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone.”

They say no idea is a bad idea, but some celebrities beg to differ.  “Kings of Comedy” star D.L. Hughley had no jokes but some advice on this proposal. Hughley first wrote, “#Trump wants to arm teachers with guns, but not arm them with the resources they need to teach! #TeamDl”.  The comic later posted,

Singer/composer John Legend was singing back up on Hughley’s comment with a few verses of his own…

The top general consensus seems to be that you can’t fight gun violence by proposing everybody buys a gun and shoot it out.  A lot of people complained that arming teachers might actually put more students in harm’s way.  One teacher who was a survivor of the Parkland school massacre said she voted for Trump, but didn’t understand how or why teachers would be expected to defend children by shooting bad guys…they are there to educate them.

Some celebs like stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell apparently find the idea so ludicrous that they could only respond with sarcasm and wit…

But not every one is rushing in to dismiss the idea totally.  Rapper T.I. is torn on the issue.  The rapper told TMZ that he agrees its time to look at gun reform, but he’s a staunch believer in the second amendment right for everyone to have the rights to bear arms.

T.I. does support the idea of stricter laws that will keep firearms out of the hands of people may not be mentally stable.