Trump urges end to gun-free school zones

Former President Donald Trump said on Friday that the US should make it easier to detain "mentally ill" people and abolish gun-free zones.

"Clearly, we need to make it considerably easier to lock the violent and mentally ill into mental facilities," Trump said at the National Rifle Association's convention in Houston.

The tragic shooting of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday by an 18-year-old gunman wielding an AR-15-style semiautomatic weapon has brought the NRA back into the spotlight.

Regarding suggestions to strengthen school security, Trump stated that each school should have a single point of access, sturdy fencing, and metal detectors, as well as a police officer or armed guard there at all times.

"This isn't a financial issue. It's a question of willpower.

We can accomplish this if the United States has $40 billion to provide to Ukraine "He was alluding to the United States' financial and military assistance to Ukraine following Russia's invasion in February.

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