Wednesday, February 28, 2018

50% back arming teachers, NRA boycott hurts boycotting firms not gun lobby


Two unexpected results from new polling in the wake of the Florida school shooting finds that President Trump enjoys support for his call to arm qualified teachers while companies joining a boycott of the NRA are facing a consumer backlash.

In the first of two Morning Consult polls, 50 percent said they back armed teachers in schools, a quick fix backed by Trump and first suggested by the National Rifle Association. Some eight states already allow armed teachers in schools, and another six are considering it.

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