Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
When President Donald Trump met with lawmakers at the end of February to discuss “school and community safety,” he chided his fellow Republicans for being “afraid” of the National Rifle Association.
Now that Trump has revealed his proposal for addressing gun violence in schools, it’s clear that he’s the one who is afraid.
Trump has backed off from the idea of allowing police to confiscate guns from dangerous people, and he’s no longer enthusiastic about raising the minimum age for buying assault weapons to 21. And Trump is certainly no longer supporting an assault weapons ban, which he’d previously shown openness about.…