Students, Parents, Teachers Ask Trump To Resolve the Issue
It was a different President Trump who sat along with teachers, parents and students in a circle as they came asking for help to deal with the issue of gun-shooting at schools. In the wake of the recent mass murder of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, by a suspended teenager Nikolas Cruz of the same school, a listening session was held at the White House with all related representatives putting forward their cases for stringent gun control. And this time the President was listening!
By participating in such an event the President indicated that he was truly interested in arriving at a realistic solution to the gun problem. Emotions ran high as several suggestions were put forth by the assembled people like increasing security at schools, hiking age limits for purchasing an assault rifle, training students in case of a gun shootout and so on. There were parents who had lost their children in the latest or the earlier shoot out acts of 1999 and 2012 that had occurred in the country and they along with the others were putting the pressure on to the President. The President was putting in words of consolation and reassurance during the entire event. Students who survived the last week shooting were busy in Tallahassee lobbying for ban on use of assault rifles with the Florida state lawmakers.
However, it is not going to be so easy for the President what with the Republican Party favoring the easy purchase of guns while the Democrats favoring the reverse. It will require the President to pull in all his impartial skills of deal-making if he has to achieve success for sorting out this issue.
Nevertheless, the President agreed that they both together will be getting down to the solution. It is not an easy task he said but he promised that an answer would be found.