tv President Discusses Gun Violence CSPAN February 22, 2018 9:15pm-10:13pm EST
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hello everybody. good to see you. it nice to see you. sit-down, please. we have a little coverage, hot? -- huh? it must be here for curtis. thank you all for being here. we are doing a lot of things and a lot of things are happening. azar, who is, alex setting the world on fire with lowering of prescription drug prices and a lot of other things you are doing. we appreciate it very much. a lot of people are seeing it already, what is happening. especially the lowering of the present health care. it will be a tremendous reduction in health care pricing. because of what we are all doing together. great going.
secretary betsy devos, thank you for joining us, and we are here with state and local leaders, law enforcement officers, and education officials to discuss how we can make our schools save in our communities secure. no better time to do this then right now. i think we are making a lot of progress. i can tell you, it is a tremendous feeling better we want to get something done. we are leading the feeling, i hope. it is a great feeling. nra, includinge with republican senators and, hopefully, democrat senators and congressmen. i want to thank curtis hill for being here, attorney general. i want to also thank a really tremendous attorney general, pam bondi from florida for being here. great job you done there. survivors i met with of the parkland shooting. it is just horrible.
so bad first of many people and our country. families have lost their members ofd local washington dc want to make sure every child is safe at school. having a lot of problems in washington dc. i listened to the heartbreaking stories. i asked them for their stories, pledge to them, we will take action. many years people did not take action. they did not take proper action, they took no action at all. we will take action. on howwe hear from you to tackle the issue of mental health. that is a very big issue. caughtrson, that was after having killed so many people, 17, and badly injuring somebody others. people don't talk about the injured. they have to go through life with that horrible, horrible situation that they were put in
unnecessarily. people don't talk about that. i visited them in the hospital in broward county. these are injuries like people would not believe. that, while were see it warning signs, we act quickly -- we act quickly. when we have somebody that is mentally unstable, like this guy sicko.s a people have to act. i said last week, we have to create a culture in our country that cherishes life and forces real human connections. we are also working to reduce violent crime in america to make our communitys places that are children and everyone. under my administration, gun prosecutions have increased significantly. the attorney general is very
much after that. we are also after the gangs. they have been incredible. a couple of commentators that were lightweights said, ms 13, who talks about that? metazoan talked about on fox. know, that is talked about in communities where they are killing people very -- people. . they want to do this slowly. i got people up with knives. to beant to be -- want it a long painful death to people that had no idea this was coming. we are getting them out by the thousands, putting them in jail. are much tougher than they are. that is the only thing they understand. toughness. they don't understand niceness.
our people are much tougher. they grabbed him by the neck. there are no games being played. -- i letm know, i let them know, that is what we want. our people are a lot tougher than they are. we are working to get guns out of the hands of the dangerous criminals. there nothing more important than protecting our children. we had a really incredible meeting yesterday with some of the families that have suffered .reatly -- gravely in different places, not only florida. it was a very sad situation, but i will tell you, background checks, i've called many senators last night and congressman. jeff, pam, and everybody in this room, they are into doing that they checks
wouldn't have been thinking about maybe two weeks ago. we will do strong background checks. we want to get the age of 221. we get rid of the bump stocks. we will be focusing on mental health. he has a case of mental health. a lot of the problem, we had mental -- mental institutions, and i said this yesterday, you had an institution when you take this sick guy and you would bring him to a mental health institution. those institutions are largely closed because communities did not want them. they didn't want to spend the money for them. you don't have any intermediate ground. you know he's going to do something. we are to be talking seriously about opening mental health institutions again. and some cases, reopening. governors, dide a very bad thing when it closed our mental institutions.
you have these people living on the streets. i can say, in many cases throughout the country, they are very dangerous. they should not be there. we'll be talking about mental -- mental institutions. when you have a person like this, you can bring them into a mental institution and they can see what they can do. we have to get them out of our communities. with that being said, i would like to ask the very talented tople around this table introduce themselves, maybe say a few words. they be we can start with pam. you are here with me at 330 in the morning when all of these families were being a debt -- told. i've a couple issues that i will
wait for. should i wait or talk about them? pres. trump: you can talk about them. >> one is the civil commitment act. it is weak. it is about a thousand pages long and i've had someone on it for three days or four days rewriting it along with governor scott who will give you a lot of good information. we are going to bring in the " gun violence restraining order." if someone is simply committed, typically you hold them for 72 hours but people are getting out within 24 hours. the majority. we want to let the law enforcement to come in and take the guns. pres. trump: good. >> without being adjudicated. pres. trump: you want them to take the guns and not go through any six months of legal trials or anything? >> exactly. .
we also have to give the mentally ill the due process. what we are doing, they will be able to take the gun, when they are taken into custody or into the hospital, and when they are released, within 72 hours up to -- down to 24 hours, typically in 24 hours, law enforcement can determine whether they should give the guns back or go to a judge and say this person is still a danger to himself or others. pres. trump: so this would not have worked the way it is currently constituted with cruise -- cruz. >> as it is currently written. we will make changes. also, a big issue, we need a clearinghouse. we are created, and several of my counterparts have done it around the country, is an app because kids are on social
media. signs onsomebody snapchat, twitter, instagram and they were sending them to all different sources. we just got it written in our health incentive to and it will cost almost a half $1 million your to fund it, but what it does, -- i met with 10 students and they loved it. three of them are my graphic designers, they will design icons and help us with it. it will cost about $100,000 to develop. that is in the budget. kids can automatically, with something like am going to buy a gun, something about this, something about that. they can instantly reported and do it with anonymity. the apple go and it will go to a clearinghouse where state law enforcement will be there in florida. pres. trump: you mentioned the
internet. a lot of bad things are happening to young kids in young minds are being formed. we have to do something about maybe what they are saying and it.how they are seeing people are saying the level of violence on video games is shaping young people's thoughts. then you go further, the movies. the movies are so violent, and yet, a kit is able to see the movie if sex isn't involved. but killing is involved. maybe they should put a rating system for that. you get into a very complicated, is, big deal, but the fact you're having movies come out that are so violent with the killing and everything else, that maybe that is another thing we will have to discuss. a lot of people are saying these movies today, you can go and have a child to the movie and it is so violent and disgusting. we may have to talk about that as well.
they you, pam. jeff? my student teacher wife watched your meeting yesterday. and i think it has touched people all over the country. i will talk now, since they have things they want to say. i will just say, we believe we can do better. we believe that some of the things that the attorney general is talking about can work. we have done a lot of research in this country over the last several years. we need to go back and act on it. if you indicated with research, and do nothing about it, -- we think you can -- we can help you to furthestpolicies -- further the country.
pres. trump: these are animals. these are not human beings. it is torture, the level of torture. who would ever believe a thing like this could happen in this country? we are getting ms 13 out by the thousands. smart,me in -- these are smart -- they have franchises going to los angeles. we are getting no help from the state of california. if i wanted to pull our people from california, you have a crime mess like you have never seen. ice andhave to say is border control, let them go. yet, we gets no help from the state of california. they have the highest taxes in the nation. they don't know what is happening out there. frankly, it is a disgrace. the sanctuary city situation.
the protection of these horrible criminals. the protection of these horrible criminals in california, and other places, california. liked to pull out and say, california do it for themselves, in two months, they would be begging for us to come back. i'm thinking about doing it. yes sir, go ahead. >> mr. president, it is a pleasure to be here. thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. pres. trump: congressman meadows is a big fan of yours. >> thank you sir. i have been very impressed with the ideas i've heard since before you came in. i do think mental health is a serious issue that is affecting us across the nation. i appreciate your courage to talk about the fact that i think there is a place for properly trained people in certain areas
as well. onion,ayered, like an security has a lot of facets. i believe you have the courage and leadership to bring all of this together. there are a lot of good ideas out there. they'd to be listened to, but it will take a lot of courage from leaders in this nation to bring the community together to do the things you want to do in your heart, but maybe haven't had the courage to do. sir. you, sure -- pres. trump: it will take a lot of political coverage. politicallyon't be correct but the time for that is over, we have to get this stuff right. >> yes sir. >> much like florida, we went to this last month. we will hear a lot about what we can do in the future to help protect our children. what i'm concerned with, what will we do now to protect our
children? there will be a lot of debate, but i applaud you for having the courage to bring together on enforcement, mental health professionals and educators sitting around this table to decide together what we need to do. what theus to see attorney general continues to do in florida. i think the gun violence restraining order is critically important. i also think we have law enforcement, we need to create a database in our fusion centers where we can take information on students that may be a threat and put that into a database so that the fbi can share with local law enforcement, state police, that we all have that information and can act upon. more importantly, i think there should be something coming out of that. that we did something with it and it didn't just lay there. we took that information and acted on that.
that is something i'm very interested in pursuing. pres. trump: the federal government will really be a coordinator between all of the states. you give information and other states will have that information. otherwise, there is no way of getting it. we will be doing that. the states are starting to act. florida, as an example, a lot of states are starting to act on their own. they don't necessarily need 100% from the federal government. they will help a lot, but a lot of states can do the things i'm talking about on their own. i really implored them to do it and to do it quickly, as you understand. thank you. >> wait until you see what governor scott is about to release. he is a great example. he will do a lot of things, great things. the state can do a lot of this on their own and very quickly. i now work for the department of human services in the area of making sure health services are
provided to the people of arkansas. about what you said about early warning signs, that is very important to note and to have access to appropriate services. training educators, programs are available where educators can be trained on how to identify the early warning signs and making sure those services are easily accessible. if someone has to leave the school grounds, and go to a clinic, way to a number -- wait for an appointment, then you have to wait -- you have lost all the time. these are places where people go to the community. those people are identify with those needs and we need to get them to help very quickly before death to the point of having significant needs. mental health professionals also for people that have more significant needs, it can wrap around the whole family. the families are asking for help but haven't gotten the support.
there may be stigmas, access issues, but you want to make sure that all of the services other. and that they can have them. go, we don't want to get to that point because someone is scared, or someone is arrested. we're starting something in our governor has given funds for us to start them in our state. their units. which are not just mental health. . is a partnership between the county and the mental health agency in that area as well as law enforcement. the law enforcement's trade with crisis intervention training, and they can identify people if they have a mental illness instead of taking them to jail. it could be very difficult for them to screen. they can hold them there for 72 hours. they can do screenings, begin
treatments, and make sure they have been filtered into the right treatment. it is a partnership and collaboration with them all. pres. trump: thank you, say hello to the government -- governor. he is a great governor. >> you identified serious mental illnesses as one of the core pride towards -- priorities at hhm. that involved funding, and creating the interdepartmental committee around serious mental illness. to pull all the resources of the federal government around these issues. i have enjoyed the discussion so far this morning, with these experts and how we are building our future agenda here to really tackle the issues of mental illness for iowans.
what can we do to help first responders in dealing with mental illnesses? second, what can we do around screening and identification for those of risk of serious mental illness. the third is treatment. both for that -- preventative treatment and those who are and in a minute risk -- imminent risk to themselves or others. that might involve involuntary issues earlier, how can we be of assistance there to get the care that people need? the fourth is community engagement. so often serious mental illness as part of being disengaged. finally, research of the next generation of their fees. what can we do to bring the next therapies of mental illness for mental illness for people. the mayor has
suffered greatly, seen things you wish you might have never seen. i just want to say, christina, you have done a great job. >> i would first of all, like to say thank you. i don't know if you realize how much it meant to the students. to be able to have a voice, and the able to be heard by you and your administration. that is a very empowering thing for the students, and we appreciate it immensely. we spoke yesterday and this round table has been amazing. i'm grateful to be here. this did not just happen in in a vacuum. there was a whole timeline that led to this. i'm happy there is such a commitment to action on all the steps that could have been taken to prevent it. the beginning of the mental health portion of it, the police
portion of it, if there had been better communication, maybe that could have been acted on. what is very important to the residents is that someone like that cannot gain access to these schools and students are safe going to school. it is very important that we act on that as quickly as possible. that is where parents and students are afraid right now. on the end, how did somebody like this person get access to that kind of firearm? i think what pam bundy is working on is wonderful and thank you for allowing us to sit at the table and being committed to action. i think that makes us all very hopeful. pres. trump: thank you, i'm so sorry for what you have gone through the last week. we really all appreciate it. you have done an incredible merit. in a time where they need it. incredible merit.
the amazing thing about florida, because florida is a special place i know very well, this is probably the last place in this country. >> we were one of the safest cities. the message is, if it can happen here, it can happen everywhere. it is important we do everything we can to secure our schools so that the students feel safe there in the parent feels safe sending them there. thank you mr. president. pres. trump: thank you. andrew? >> mr. president we had a great conversation and i want to leave time for other participants. we can breathe you later on the issues that these leaders have talked about. can continue to lead this and prepare your discussion with the governors. pres. trump: i think most people know kellyanne conway. she has become a pretty big star. what do you think? i think the best, right? you like to say something because that is an important issue for you, personally.
yes, thank you for yesterday and today. the one thing i would mention, the lack of connectedness of our youth and attorney to social media outlets. it is the lack of connectedness, and i think that is a whole other issue that needs to be cured in our society. we all have our role to play there. we should watch our words and actions and realize that there are many different causes, but at the same time, if we are focusing on news, we need to focus on all news and the ability for them to feel they are connected. that is not with respect to anyone as individuals, i heard it very clearly from mr. scott and from the president of united states. thank you very much for being here on this, mr. president. i think you have a great opportunity to join with the
nation, and help them heal and move forward in a way that shows resilience but great resolve. and not just talk but action, i'm grateful you are president at this time. pres. trump: thank you very much kellyanne. patrick? >> thank you for your leadership on this issue. you're absolutely right about the comments of last night. we have to find a way to let good people defend their students. we can't let criminals think this is an easy target. we have to find a way to harden those targets so students are to -- part -- aren't sitting ducks. furthermore, i think we have good programs, like the program in colorado that has been widely successful. similar to what pam was talking about. they can also be used for suicidal ideations and other things of that nature.
i think that is something we need to do immediately. but it is not just about the guns. there were also two propane tanks that were supposed to be a bomb. thank goodness that didn't go off. there are other ways that people can commit these acts. thank you for listening before just reacting. pres. trump: i appreciate what you are saying and i have watched you and read about you. you have a great story of where you came from, and you are doing so fantastically well right now. i happen to agree with you. we have to harden our schools, not soften them up. a gun free zone, to a killer, or somebody that wants to be a killer, that is a "going in for the ice cream." that's like, here i am, take me. when they see it's a gun free zone, that means nobody has a
gun except for them. nobody will be shooting bullets in the other direction. they see that as a beautiful target. they live for a gun free zones. -- four gun free zones. frankly, you have teachers that are marines, for 20 years and retired to become a teacher. they are army, navy, air force, coast guard, people that have won shooting contests for whatever, this is what they do. they know and understand guns. i have, frankly, been reading a lot about it. i think when you allow a person that has been in the marine for 20 years who has nothing but knowledge about handling guns safely and well, one of the fake news networks -- i want certain highly adept people that that has been in the marine for understand weaponry, guns. if they really have that
aptitude, because not everybody has an aptitude for a gun. if they have an aptitude, a concealed permit for teachers and letting people know there are people in the building with guns, in my opinion, you won't have these shootings. the people are cowards. they're not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns. maybe 40%? what i would recommend doing, the people that do carry, we give them a bonus, a little bit of a bonus. frankly, they would feel more begun anyway,ving but you give them a little bit of a bonus. free,w, practically for you have made the school into a hardened target. for example, if the coaches, are guaranteed to have plenty of experience with weapons, if they have guns. no matter what you do to keep them gun free, they will be able to get in there, crawl to the
back of a window or something. you will have everybody, again, without any protection. i know where you stand on, you want to harden the schools. i want to do that too. it's going to take 10 minutes for the police to get there. the police do an incredible job of getting there, i guess it averages eight minutes. the shootings average three minutes. that is tremendous destruction and death. i would like to see true people who are great talents with guns and being adept at guns, of which there is only a percent of the the people, but you can tire and of security. your school is an example, christine. you have 100 or 150 security guards. that is a very big school with a tremendous floor area. who wants that many security guards standing all of the place loaded up with guns?
you can have concealed, on the teachers, the people would not know who they are, and it is a tremendous threat. by the way, instead of advertising this school has no guns, we are gun free, you let the people know the opposite, nobody will attack the school. they are cowards, they don't want to be shot at and they will be shot at. i know not all people agree with us, but i think we need to harden sites. if you come into our schools, you will be dead, and it will be fast. unless you do that, you will always have this problem. you can talk about your "gun free zones." we had a case at a military base where five marines, i believe, three of whom were world-class shots and experts at guns, they were told it was a gun free area, within a military base, if you can believe it. if you can trust the military, who can we trust? you know what i'm saying? five.
they were putting away -- they put away their guns in a different section. totally gun free. their guns were 250 yards away from them. they went for lunch and a wacko shot the five of them. he wouldn't have lasted -- three of these people were world-class marksman. they wouldn't have lasted a there was nothing they could do. second. all five were killed. you know the instance. that was at a gun free zone in a military base. school, is frankly, no different. i want my schools protected just like my banks are protected and everything else. i get a kick out of this, i was watching a politician, weak and ineffective politician and he was talking about no guns, no this, no that, and he is surrounded by three guys carrying guns. i said, when are they going to
give up their guns? they aren't going to give their guns up but he wants everybody else to. you have plenty of them. we have to harden our sites. we have to be very careful, and these people, as adept as they are -- they have to go to -- go through training every six months or a year, a rigorous course in what they are doing. they should be paid extra money. those teachers should be paid extra money, so they get a bonus and they love getting that bonus. it would be much less expensive than the guards. it wouldn't look bad. if you have guards, it looks like you have an armed camp. it would look terrible. it would be much more effective. although you what, if you harden some other way in a similar fashion, by the way, teachers, coaches, if you
harden the sites, you won't have these problems. the guy that lack courage will never go into those schools. those schools will be safe when , but when you say a school is gun free, it has no guns were nothing, gun free, that is what they want to hear. i agree with you patrick. strongly agree. from bartlett county georgia, so my mom doesn't whoop me, thank you for the veterans on march 29. my uncle is a wounded veteran, former police chief. what we are doing -- and i have to thank clarence and we have regular jobs and it is on the side. one of the things we are doing in our school system in georgia -- and georgia is giving them a lot of power. there are things local. we have a single point of entry
at all of our entries -- all of our schools. you have to be buzzed to get in. we have resource officers, and as you said, it would take what -- take quite a bit. i believe it is seven with our schools. we are fairly close to our law enforcement. for example, one of our middle schools and elementary, the police station is right around the corner. we do pay the sheriff's department, but it is great that they are there and present. pres. trump: how many are in the school? when you have a sheriff's department, they don't have enough people to take care of the school. right and absolutely in 2014, at the last shooting, if the school board votes on it,
we can have armed employees, they have to go through a safety training and then our resource officers go through a third party for training each year. you're absolutely correct. there is more that can be done. a lot of it, too, that we need to address, is the heart issue, one of the things that comes out of the families. from the community where the community wants to help all they can. when the tornadoes hit, fema thought they were going to be a long time, very short. people volunteered and came out with chainsaws right as it happened. they had to send them back. when you are allowed to hesitate, it does a lot. right now, they're trying to figure out how to help us in all kinds of ways, but because of the separation of church and state, that was never intended, we would appreciate if you keep appointing the judges you are
doing who are following the constitution. pres. trump: we are having a great success with the appointment of justices. >> we have a lot of people praying for you and your administration in georgia. we have quite a few churches there. we have a group called president's team and once a week they pray for you and your community. i have six kids, and i can't imagine losing any of them. watching what you have had -- i love how you have had everyone discuss and have a solution. you are solving things that politicians couldn't do within 30 years and you are doing it within a year. we appreciate it. we have taken your motto "just do your job," and it works. if it is one person responsible, we know where it comes down on. pres. trump: i want the politicians to watch, like yesterday. they watched and a lot of them saw that. they saw the devastation that it caused.
some of them maybe don't know or get to see. i was with those families and they were devastated. i want the politicians to see that. have to pass upon -- they have to pass the regulations. i'm the biggest defender of the second amendment. the biggest. i spoke with the nra, tough people. and i spoke -- they give me tremendous support. i think i had their earliest, probably the earliest win, kellyanne, from what i hear ever. they endorsed me at the earliest point that they could. i am a believer. i spoke to them, and they are ready to do things. they want to do things. they are good people, patriots that love this country. the nra is ready to do things. people like to blame them, and they do have power and all of
that, but they want to do -- they came up with some of the rules and regulations that we have now. but we will have to toughen them up because it doesn't make anybody look good. i saw the devastation of these families. we can't allow that to happen. again, we need a hardened school. we want to harden it without having everyone standing there with a rifle. i don't want that either that -- i don't want that either. sends a lot of bad signals. i'm watching john kelly. he is a four-star marine. he is a tough cookie. if he was a teacher, i would not mind having him with guns. i guarantee he can use it better than anyone. there is no security guard that can handle a gun better than him. if he is a teacher, and other friends of his from the marines, if they are teaching, or other people like that, i want them to have a gun. more importantly, almost more
importantly, nobody will attack that school because they know it -- that general kelly is the history teacher. he is teaching about how we win wars, ok? he has a concealed weapon, and they will know he has a concealed weapon, because we tell them. if you will continue with us -- with this nonsense, it sounds so great. it is such a target for the killers. they look for gun free zones, because, believe it or not, they don't want to be killed. look at the guy in florida, he had ato escape and policeman caught him in a different community. he didn't want to get shot. if he wanted best if he knew he was going to be shot -- because he is a coward. he did actually escape. they had a great policeman in a
different county that found him. that is what we need. >> by board members want me to ask you, and we all know the kids are precious and we need to do whatever we need to do, one of the systems that hurt the systems is when we come up with these unfunded mandates. if it is something on the federal level, i would like to make sure it is funded because we have already had to go through a different block schedule and costs us 30 teachers. this isn't so much about funding, more about common sense. the money that i'm talking about is going to save money. everybody that agrees -- they talk about having 50 security guards standing around the school. that will be very not nice for the students. i'm talking about something where they are there any way and get a little extra money because they happen to carry when a go -- when they go for training
every year. we are talking about rules and regulations for purchasing. we're talking about changing the age from 18 to 21. so they buy a revolver, a handgun, at the age of 21. and yet, these other weapons we talk about, some people don't like them, they can buy the buy them at 18. how does that make sense? i think they should all be at 21. but, we are not talking about money, we are talking about common sense. the nra will back it. so will congress. >> you are also focusing on mental illness and other issues. pres. trump: no, no. focus on mental illness, it is a big factor. in addition to that, we have to harden our schools. we have to make sure, in a way that doesn't look like it's hardened.
we have to let the fact i know that they are hardened. we don't want to have a secret . they say, if you come in here, you will not last long. if you do that, you will not have a problem. betsy, thank you. >> thank you mr. president for your leadership on this. the question yesterday was difficult and very moving, but very important. i really appreciate our focus on protection, but also on prevention, and i think particularly about this issue of connectedness. i think of all of our teachers, and what tools can you give them, what practices they can do daily, weekly, biweekly, -- i've heard a great story about teachers at columbine who, now every two weeks, ask their students to make a list of five students they would like to sit by next week and five students
who might like to sit by them, and by this simple act, regularly done, she is able to detect up pattern if there is a child who is at risk. thatis a simple practice can be implemented tomorrow, today. so my heart goes out to the teachers who in some cases feel powerless, but i think we can help them and empower them with tools. .res. trump: thank you, betsy >> mr. president come iambic commissioner of education in the great state of florida. -- ita terrible that it was a turbo tragedy. to hear from parents -- it was a terrible tragedy. governor of florida, rick scott, as you know was in parkland, and he spent a great
deal of time there. he also asked that we convene roundtables which we did on safety. one on school safety, one on mental health and one on 10 safety. , thescussed mental health policies and practices that need to be in place. we discussed all of these things and some of the issues brought up came up when we talked. secretary devos just mentioned one of them, which is one of the tier one social and emotional issues, up raptors where we are helping students feel connected, so that we do not reach the needing mental health services to intervene with individuals like about. practices being in place, we have -- we are required to have a fire drill ends will once a month. we are not required to have
active shooter drills. that, --actice like >> active shooter drills are a very negative thing. on a child who is 10 years old, and you say, we are going to have an act to shooter drill, i say, what is that? people might come in and shoot you and i think that is a very negative thing to be talking about. i do not like it. sonuld not want to tell my that he is going to participate in an active shooter drove. i know that some of them actually call it that, and i think it is crazy and very bad for children. >> it is important for children and students in our community who felt it was important that he and other students would know what to do in an emergency of this type, so that they would know where to go and how to get out of it.
things like hardening the buildings so that there is as a mayor has said, one point of entry. having plans that are developed to minimum standards which are established. having those individuals in our schools who are ready to risk fund, as you have mentioned. the other issue that came up was the ability to interface agencies together, so that we are able to work together and know what one another are doing, and to be better able to address these issues. >> thank you, mr. president for the opportunity to be here. i would like to start out as saying that as we all know, this is the freest nation on earth measuresver we take have to be characteristic with who we are as americans first and foremost.
there are a few things you can do better, secure ring the physical environment of -- securing the physical environment of this is an absolute must. we have a school in shelby county, indiana -- southwestern , it was under the leadership of your vice president, mike and. program, innovation and technology come of school created a model for security. in this security, not only do we have bulletproof doors, bulletproof glass, we have containment zones when the students are in the classrooms. the doors were locked come of when they are in the classrooms. it is done automatically. the school is wired directly to the sheriffs department so that the sheriffs department can monitor in real time what is occurring. ob soteacher has a key f
that if something occurs, they can communicate immediately with somebody off right. off-site. is necessary. we also have countermeasures that can be deployed from the sheriffs department within seconds, to contain the attacker. in a sense, turn the attack on him. that is a critical piece and i would invite you to come to shelby county. pres. trump: i don't know what that means, honestly. >> i can tell you what it means. when you have an active shooter in the hall and he is going around looking for targets, somebody is monitoring and they may have smoke canisters for example, which can they can use to bind the shooter and detract him from his target. giving critical time when he is
discombobulated. in this particular school, they are locked down. we need to have those types of hard target in our school. we need to have secure or highly skilled -- highly trained individuals who can combine with that to make sure that if the attacker gets in there, there is a deterrent. another reason i would talk about is the mentor help mental aspect-- mentor health aspect ofhealth indiana. if somebody has a mental illness and is off their medication or is otherwise a danger, police can take the guns under a warrant and in some circumstances, without a warrant.
is it gets you past the issue of mental illness. we get them into court and there it allowed to have their day in court, and we are able to pull down the process and take the guns from someone. exactly the type of thing that we are not having throughout the country. indiana has been doing it for a number of years as have some other states. what we learned is that many of our prosecutors and police officers want to know about this. i would suggest that it is something that all states adopt as quickly as possible. to the extent that this is about guns, let it the about the in crime orof guns inappropriately, so that we can do what we need to do in indiana. we need to enhance the notice for any type of offense used with a firearm. let us double down on that. if you commit a burglary with a
our arm for example, edie to pay a severe consequence -- you need to pay a severe consequence. pres. trump: thank you. need to have offense of measures as well when the city to these suggestions. we need offenses as well as defensive. if we do not have offense of thesees within schools, we are just kidding ourselves. if the offense of measures are strong and solid, you will stop the problem. because, they are not coming into that school, they will find something else unfortunately, but they are not coming into that school. . so i would like everybody to think about that. i hear so many of these -- wonderfulds, --ns, that there will not be
the animal who wants to destroy the lives of families -- unless you are going to have offenses capability, you are wasting your time. you are wasting your time. it would be easier to pass -- i am sure you are having a lot of trouble in florida passing it, because a lot of people do not understand it -- politically, that is what they believe. i want to end the problem. have ane are going to offenses capability, it is going to happen again and again and again. it will be the same old story. people will be sitting around tables and talking about it. and to get this done, we need defense and we also need office of capability. everybody,e to thank you are all really express and what you're doing and it has been tremendous to hear a lot of these ideas. the media is hearing things that they have not heard, and a lot of people watching on television right now, are hearing things
that they have not heard. it is a horrible situation and we're going to get it stop. we will stop at through par heart and toughness. again, thank you all very much. it is a great honor to be with you. thank you all very much, thank you. >> thank you. president trump: thank you very much. i really think that they want to do what is right. they are great people, they love this country. they are atrios. the nra wants -- they are patriots -- i have talked to them in the last few days, the nra, and they want to do the right ring. toorter: what do you say
teachers who say they do not want guns in school. >> these are experts. it would be a small percentage, experts who would know what to do in a situation like that. to teachers who say they do not want guns inwe need this so thaa sudden, this horrible plague. . winky very much, everybody. thank you. -- thank you very much. ] hatter president trump: these are people who are at the highest level of professionalism. thank you very much. announcer: the conservative political action conference
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