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Newt: Every School Should Have an 'Armed Defender'

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:52 PM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said schools should arm teachers in order to protect students.

"You're not going to stop all of them, which is why I think we have to have some kind of armed defenders who are also school teachers or administrators in every school in the country," Gingrich said Tuesday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

Gingrich said his idea for a long-term solution is "to have, depending on the size of the school, six to eight teachers or administrators who are trained in the use of firearms and have concealed-carry permits and are prepared to defend the kids."

"Sen. [John] Cornyn does have a bill which expands the gun check, and I think most Americans would agree with that. I mean, if you have somebody who is just blatantly, obviously nuts, they shouldn't be able to get a gun," Gingrich said. "That should not be a hard problem."

Gingrich on Tuesday also tweeted:

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