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Politics Trump would sign bill on schools, guns about to pass House: statement

17:27  14 march  2018
17:27  14 march  2018 Source:   reuters.com

The NRA's message for students walking out today: 'I'll control my own guns, thank you'

  The NRA's message for students walking out today: 'I'll control my own guns, thank you' The organization sent out a series of pointed tweets The organization, which is often cited by activists as one of the main roadblocks to gun law reform, tweeted out an image of an AR-style rifle, with the message, "I'll control my own guns, thank you.

U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to sign legislation intended to curb school violence that was inspired by last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school , and which the House of Representatives is poised to pass later on Wednesday. In a statement released on Wednesday the

President Donald Trump is ready to sign legislation intended to curb school violence that was inspired by last month’s mass shooting at a Florida high school , and which the House of Representatives is poised to pass later on Wednesday. In a statement released on Wednesday the White House said

a person standing in front of a crowd: U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to speak in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township © REUTERS/Joshua Roberts U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to speak in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township

President Donald Trump is ready to sign legislation intended to curb school violence that was inspired by last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school, and which the House of Representatives is poised to pass later on Wednesday.

In a statement released on Wednesday the White House said the legislation would help protect children and reiterated its support for arming teachers or other school personnel. It said the bill "would be improved by eliminating the restriction on the use of funds to provide firearms training for those in a position to provide students with appropriate, armed defense."

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a fellow Republican, told reporters that the chamber would pass the legislation, which would authorize $50 million a year to help schools and law enforcement agencies prevent violent attacks, on Wednesday. But with the Senate considering other legislation this week and next, any gun legislation may not reach Trump's desk before April.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Florida Legislature sends gun and school safety bill to governor .
Florida's House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve a gun and school safety bill that would raise the age to buy all firearms to 21 — and potentially put guns into the hands of some educators. The House passed SB 7026 — the "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act" — by a vote of 67-50 Wednesday evening. The bill is in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead, most of them students.The Senate voted 20-18 on Monday to pass the bill, sending it to the House. It now goes to Gov.

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