Ryan: Arming Teachers A Decision For Local Government

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Dec. 19, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he personally backs President Trump’s idea of arming trained teachers and faculty in public schools, but said the decision should be left up to local and state governments.

“That really is a question for local government, for local and state,” Ryan said at his weekly leadership news conference in the Capitol. “As a parent myself and as a citizen, I think it’s a good idea. But as Speaker of the House, I think we need to respect federalism and respect local jurisdictions.”

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