Trump Just Revealed The ONLY Thing He Thinks Can Stop School Shootings, And It’s Controversial

America must rely on self-defense for protection and not self-deception, according to Donald Trump. Over the weekend, the Republican presidential candidate advocated arming classroom teachers. He also criticized gun control and gun-free zones.

Trump’s comments came in the wake of Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left nine dead.

“I will tell you, if you had a couple of the teachers or somebody with guns in that room you would have been a helluva lot better off,” Trump told a Franklin, Tenn., crowd on Saturday.

“I can make the case that if there were guns in that room other than his, fewer people would have died, fewer people would have been so horribly injured,” he added Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Trump said gun-free zones present an illusion of safety, but not the real thing.

“How about the military event that took place three or four months ago? Where you had these highly decorated soldiers in a military area… where they weren’t allowed to have their guns. And this whack job walks in and starts shooting them,” Trump said Saturday in Tennessee. “Why are we having gun-free zones in a military camp?”

Trump Sunday criticized President Obama’s call for new restrictions on guns.

“He’s a great divider and, you know, you have a big issue between the Second Amendment folks and the non-Second Amendment folks, and he is a non-Second Amendment person,” Trump said on ABC’s This Week.

Trump repeated his contention that mass shootings are a mental health issue, not a gun control issue.

“The gun laws have nothing to do with this. This isn’t guns,” he said. “This is really about mental illness, and I feel very strongly about it.”

He called the push for stricter gun laws “political correctness.”

“Look at Chicago. It’s got the toughest gun laws in the United States. You look at other places that have gun laws that are very tough, they do, generally speaking, worse than anybody else,” Trump said.

Trump said the mental health system can’t ever catch all potential threats.

“You have sick people. They happen to be intelligent. And, you know, they can be sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

Atheists Demanded Sheriff Remove ‘In God We Trust’- His 1-Word Response Was Perfect…

Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke believes the phrase he added to his patrol cars is very important.

That’s why it only took him one word to reply when a group of atheists sent a two-page letter to the Tennessee lawman telling him that they wanted him to remove “In God We Trust” decals from the department’s 20 patrol cars.

“NO,” Duke wrote back in big, bold letters.

Duke said the expression doesn’t single out one specific religion. “There’s so many religions that acknowledge the existence of a God,” he said.

The sheriff was adamant that neither he nor the department has broken any laws. Duke said no employee has complained about the slogan, which was added last month.

“The U.S. Supreme Court says it’s perfectly legal,” Duke told WBBJ-TV. “Basically everything I had to say I included in my letter.”

Duke has received support from Henderson County residents.

“It’s what this country stands for,” Billy Franklin said.

Duke is not alone. Many sheriffs are adding “In God We Trust” to their cars.

“There has been no better time than now to proudly display our national motto,” Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County, Mo., told the Stone County Chronicle. “I’m very humbled at the amount of support behind it.”

“Right now it seems like in our country law enforcement has been painted with a brush that we’re bad guys,” Bay County, Fla., Sheriff Frank McKeithen told the Washington Post. “So I was trying to think of something that might set a fire to our guys. We want to be proud and we want people to be proud of us, and we know we’re better than how people portray us.”

McKeithen say the religious aspect of the slogan is important.

“I’m not hiding from the fact that it’s religious and I’m not trying to make an excuse for the fact that it’s religious,” he said. “Morals and ethics — that’s kind of what law enforcement’s supposed to be about.”

“We still pray,” he added. “We pray before we go to a horrible situation where we think someone could get hurt or killed.”

McKeithen also said that God is universal.

“You don’t have to be a Christian to trust in God, because you think of all the people in this world that bad things happen to them and at the last moment, they say, ‘Oh God; please God help me,’” he said.

h/t: TheBlaze

Watch: Parents Outraged After Discovering 5 Words Their 7th-Graders Had To Write

Parents in Maury County, Tennessee, are objecting to teachers requiring middle school students to write and remember tenets of Islam as part of a social studies assignment.

Brandee Porterfield, whose seventh-grade daughter participated in a controversial class assignment at Spring Hill Middle School, said in an interview on Fox and Friends that the assignment went too far. She said it is one thing to learn about a world religion, but quite another to endorse it.

“They did this assignment where they wrote out the Five Pillars of Islam, including having the children learn and write the Shahada, which is the Islamic conversion creed,” Porterfield said.

The conversion creed states that “Allah is the only God. Muhammad is his prophet.”

The middle-school mother also said there should be other time devoted to Christianity if the school is spending class time on Islam. Porterfield said school administration officials specified there wouldn’t be any class time devoted to Christianity or Judaism, but there would be lessons on Buddhism and Hinduism. However, students will not have to memorize a creed for those studies, according to Porterfield.

Maury County Director of Schools Chris Marczak said in a statement that Tennessee issues academic standards, and the system’s teachers work to make sure students meet those standards. These are newer standards developed in 2013 and implemented in the 2014-2015 school year, the director said.

“For this last section on the Islamic World this past week, our educators had students complete an assignment that had an emphasis on Islamic Faith. The assignment covered some sensitive topics that are of importance to Islamic religion and caused some confusion around whether we are asking students to believe in or simply understand the religion,” Marczak said.

Marczak said the goal is to help students function in a world of many cultures.

“It is our job as a public school system to educate our students on world history in order to be ready to compete in a global society, not to endorse one religion over another or indoctrinate,” the director said.

Marczak encouraged parents to get more involved in their children’s education. Porterfield said she is involved and is concerned.

“They don’t study any other religions to this extent. … It is the state sponsoring religion in schools. They’re not going over anything else. For the students to have to memorize this prayer, it does seem like it’s indoctrination,” Porterfield said.

The Facebook page listing details of the county school system’s curriculum has been removed. However, the curriculum can be found on the State of Tennessee education webpage.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Attorney Sees Young Man Walking Down Side Of Busy Road. What He’s Wearing Makes Him Pull Over

Ladarrius Gilmore wanted to dress to impress. Memphis attorney Thomas Hamilton believes in good people.

Together, they wrote a new chapter in hope.

Gilmore, 19, heard about an open dishwashing job at a local restaurant. He’d been looking for jobs for a long time. He doesn’t have a car. But Gilmore, dressed in a suit to make sure this job worked out, wasn’t going to be deterred. On August 24th, as the temperatures topped 80 degrees, he set out for a 30-minute walk under the blazing sun.

“I saw him walking on the side of the road,” Hamilton would later post on Facebook. “His shirt and tie were covered in sweat, and he was carrying his dress shoes.”

Hamilton stopped.

“He told me ‘do you want a ride,’ because he don’t want me sweating in my suit,” Gilmore said.

“On the way, he told me that he was taking evening classes at a local career college. He was looking for a job to fill his days and weekends,” Hamilton wrote.

They arrived at Central BBQ and went in together to talk to the manager. Hamilton put in a good word for Gilmore and explained the teenager was determined to find work. He got the job.

“I am happy to help a guy like that who is just getting started,” said manager Tom Strange. “He’s got the right attitude and Ladarrius definitely has the right attitude.”

Gilmore now has a job to pay his college bills. He has dreams. More than anything else, he is filled with gratitude.

“I said ‘thank you for giving me a job.’ God would bless him for that,” said Gilmore.

The incident moved Hamilton to post about it.

” … quietly, every day, good people like Ladarrius set out against the odds to make a better tomorrow. Good people like Tom give a young man a chance. Good people fill this town. That is why I love Memphis,” he wrote.

The call to goodness was heard. Last week, a citizen donated a bike to spare Gilmore another long walk.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

University Wants Students To Stop Using ‘He’ And ‘She’…Wants Them To Say This Unbelievable Thing Instead

The University of Tennessee has a new scheme to cure what ails a world filled with “homophobia” and gender confusions by ordering staff and students to stop using the words “he” and “she” and instead use fantasy pronouns like “xe,” “zir,” and “xyr.”

As the new school year gears up, university students are already finding that indoctrination instead of education is on tap at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where some 27,000 students are discovering the new speech codes are being pushed by a “gay rights official” at the school.

The goal, this official claims, is to make the school a “welcoming and inclusive” place where students won’t feel “marginalized.”

The new speech codes were revealed by the school’s “office for diversity and inclusion” on Wednesday; they warned students not to “assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems.”

The fantasy pronouns were written by Donna Braquet, a gay rights official at the university, and includes such fantastic made-up words as “zhem” in place of them, “hirs” instead of hers, and “xem” instead of him.

Anticipating that these new words are impossible to make sense of, Braquet helpfully included instructions on how to ascertain which strange pronoun someone might want “hir” fellows to use.

Braquet insisted that every time a student meets someone new, they are to ask for guidance. “‘Oh, nice to meet you, [insert name]. What pronouns should I use?’ is a perfectly fine question to ask,” she says in the new speech code.

Not everyone thinks this wild new scheme with its many complicated phrases and odd new words is a great idea.

“It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” State Senator Mae Beavers, R-17th District) told Fox News. “If you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance–that’s just absurd.”

“The idea a child would want to be called by a gender neutral term is absolutely ridiculous,” she added. “It’s getting so crazy in this country.”

“This isn’t inclusion. This is the radical transformation of our lives and language,” Beavers concluded.

After ridicule was heaped upon the university over this new speech code scheme, a university spokesman hastened to say that the new pronouns weren’t mandatory.

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