Samuel L. Jackson had some choice words for the President of the United States before the start of the weekend after the commander-in-chief spit-balled a plan to guns in the hands of teachers.
‘Can someone that’s been in a Gunfight tell that Muthaf**** that’s Never been in a Gunfight, the flaws of his Arm The Teachers plan??!!’ Jackson tweeted on Friday.
Jackson’s post, which garnered more than 220,000 likes on Twitter, came after the Donald Trump tweeted that armed educators could serve as a deterrent to would-be killers following a deadly school shooting earlier this month.
Samuel L. Jackson’s (Pictured) post, which garnered more than 220,000 likes on Twitter, came after the Donald Trump tweeted highly trained educators should carry guns in the classroom
Trump’s proposals said that around 20 per cent of teachers with with military or special training experience should be allowed to carry firearms
On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and murdered 17 people in a shocking daytime attack.
Trump first floated the proposal via Twitter on Wednesday saying that around 20 per cent of teachers with with military or special training experience should be allowed to carry firearms in the classroom.
On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz (pictured) stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and killed 17
He later doubled down on the proposal during a speech he delivered at the Conservative Political Action Conference, telling convention goers: ‘A teacher would have shot the hell out’ of Cruz.
‘The teachers and the coaches and other people in the building, the dean, the assistant principal, the principal, they love their people, they want to protect these kids,’ Trump said on Friday.
The shooting has led to fierce national debate over the wisdom of current gun-control standards and what steps can be taken to stop mass killings on school campuses in the future.
Jackson and Trump have gone head-to-head before. In 2016, Jackson accused the real-estate mogul of cheating at golf and that he received a surprise bill from Trump for being a member of one of his courses, according to The Hill.
Trump later tweeted in response: ‘I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven’t played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.’
President Donald Trump, joined by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Carson Abt, right, and Julia Cordover, the student body president at the school
He later doubled down on the proposal during a speech he delivered at the Conservative Political Action Conference