On the one-year anniversary of the Parkland school shooting that claimed the lives of 14 students and 3 adults, President Trump released a statement on his efforts to make America’s schools safe.
“The day after the tragedy in Parkland, I told the Nation that school safety would be a top priority for my Administration,” Trump said.
The President cited specific measures he has supported over the last year, including the creation of the Federal Commission on School Safety, the enactment of the STOP School Violence Act — which unlocks $1 billion in federal tax dollars to fund prevention programs and reporting systems — and the enactment of the Fix NICS Act, which addresses gaps in the federal background check database. Trump also celebrated the success of his controversial push to ban bump stocks.
“We will not rest,” Trump said, “until our schools are secure and our communities are safe.”
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