Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sat down with Sam Stein and Marc Lamont Hill at HuffPost Live Wednesday to talk gun control days after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The former presidential hopeful said he agreed with Virginia governor Bob McDonnell that arming teachers might be a solution to the problem of school shootings saying “school administrators should be trained and should have arms that are available under lock and key.”
“If that principal who lost her life had been able to step in the door and kill him,” Gingrich continued, “we would have saved a tremendous number of lives.”
Gingrich dismissed immediate calls for new gun legislation, however.
“More gun control might be good PR, it might make people feel better,” he said, but he later pointed out that even in states with strong laws, “there are thousands of people killed annually by criminals who apparently don’t pay attention to gun control.”