This Sunday, March 25, 2018, a full-page ad will run in the Washington Post urging President Trump, individuals Congress, and other lawmakers to enact “vigorous” gun control measures and abandon the concept of arming teachers. The plea is going to be signed by 125 private, independent schools, including St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Potomac, Maryland, in which the President’s son Barron in currently students.
Per the Post, the advertisement will read in part:
“For years now, citizens of the United States have endured mass shootings in public venues, neighborhoods and communities, houses of worship, colleges and universities, and our schools. Children, our most vulnerable citizens and our hope for the future, are dying from gun violence, again and again.”
“Statistics from countries around the globe show that it is possible to minimize gun deaths through common-sense legislation. Here in the United States, we see that easy access to weapons, particularly those of military-style design, results in significantly higher levels of gun violence.”
“We urge our President, our Congress, and our state leaders to enact specific, vigorous measures to reduce gun violence in our society, particularly in our schools. We need a robust system of registration and background checks, with a particular eye toward weapons capable of rapidly firing a vast number of deadly shots. We need stronger mental health services and more effective communication among agencies responsible for the well-being of children, adults and families. What we do not need is to arm our teachers with guns, which is dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators.“
The advertisement will reportedly run in numerous papers. In the story today, the Post notes that this White House have not taken care of immediately a get comment.
Barron will be the first presidential child to attend the teachers. Barron and the First Lady had spent the first few months of President Trump’s administration in New York City, while Barron finished school. He started at St. Andrew’s within the fall of 2017.
“We are very excited for son to go to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. It is noted for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence,” First Lady Melania Trump said in a very statement back in May of 2017. “The mission of St. Andrew’s is ‘to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community focused on exceptional teaching, learning, and service,’ all of which drawn our purposes.”
This Sunday marks the March for Our Lives, a gun control demonstration in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country organized through the survivors in the Valentine’s Day shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.