I try not to listen to any actual trump statements and just worry about policies, but I listened to this meeting because I feel the gravity of the issue as a parent with a child approaching school age. The most shocking moment for me was when he said to Feinstein at the end of the meeting that the AR15s were being bought and sold on the black market, so a ban wouldn't do any good. Feinstein has to explain that these weapons are being purchased by mass shooters legally. His staggering ignorance even of an issue he seems as engaged as he can really be is discouraging.
I hate that he is still pushing this arming teachers idea. About an hour before this meeting a teacher in Georgia opened fire in a classroom.
If we aren't going to get the assault weapons out of the general population, than my suggestion for protecting schools is you call up the national guard and deploy guardsmen and women as the armed deterrent on our public school campuses. You aren't going to win a combat engagement with an AR15 with a semi auto pistol in the hands of at best a recreational shooter teacher. If we need combat security at our schools then we need to rotate national guard troops with combat equipment and training to do this job. Quick f@#%#@ing around with the dirty harry fantasies.
I would be much more comfortable with my child getting used the sight of a couple of guardsman patrolling the school perimeter (keep them outside of the school unless there is an incident) than dealing with local PD or sheriffs. The Guardsman will have only one job, walk a perimeter, and in the event of a shooter, enter and engage. Otherwise they can be invisible from within the campus environment.