Gun control measures proposed by Trump, lawmakers after Florida school shooting

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In the weeks after a gunman walked into a high school in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 students and faculty members, survivors aren't giving up their fight for stronger gun control efforts.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teenagers have moved front and center in the gun control debate, organizing a coming national school walkout, meeting with President Donald Trump, lobbying state lawmakers and participating in protests.

Since the Feb. 14 shooting, several ideas have been floated by the White House, Republicans, Democrats and state officials to combat gun violence. Trump also hosted a group of bipartisan lawmakers at the White House to discuss reform.

Here are seven measures lawmakers are now debating.

Arming teachers:

Trump and Republicans suggested the possibility of arming teachers after the school shooting – and Florida lawmakers moved closer to do that this week.

A school safety bill that, among other things, would allow some teachers to be armed, narrowly passed the Florida state House in March and is headed to the governor’s desk. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has declined to say if he’ll sign the bill but has expressed in the past his lack of support for arming teachers.

On Twitter, Trump promoted the idea of having “highly trained, gun adept” teachers and coaches in schools who could confront a shooter before first responders arrived or serve as a “deterrent to the cowards that do this.”
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