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Gov. Bullock questions President Trump about arming school teachers

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WASHINGTON, DC - President Trump met Monday with the nation's governors at the White House where the key topics on the agenda included gun control, arming teachers and school safety.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock questioned the President about arming teachers and reflected on his own personal loss from a school shooting.

"I approach it as a gun owner who's 11-year-old son got his first deer this past fall. I approach it as a victim. I had a nephew shot and killed, an 11-year-old on a playground," Gov. Bullock said.

Forty-three times since I've been governor, I've been asked to lower the flags. Twelve of them have been for mass shootings in the last five years. It is much more -- as I think you recognize -- than just carrying concealed; that they have that training that I, as a parent, can say that this person under pressure will know what to do with a firearm before we start introducing the firearms into our schools," Gov. Bullock added..

"You mentioned two words, 'under pressure' and a lot of people never really know what that means because they train their whole life. Look at Peterson, look what he did in Broward. He thought he was probably a brave guy, but he wasn't a brave guy under pressure. He choked, and other people choked. A lot of people choked in that case," President Trump responded.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee questioned the wisdom of arming teachers in the classroom, "we need a little less tweeting, and a little more listening," Inslee said.

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