Trump doesn’t set age for guns, defers on arming teachers

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to prevent school shootings doesn’t increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21 — an idea Trump publicly favored just last month — and leaves the question of arming teachers to states and local communities.
Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the White House announced Sunday in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month that left 17 dead.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who on Sunday called the proposal “meaningful actions, steps that can be taken right away to help protect students,” said Monday said the plan was “the first step in a more lengthy process.”
No deadline was set for the commission’s recommendations, but officials expected them in less than a year...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.