Special Report With Bret Baier 02/22/18 6PM | February 22, 2018 Breaking News

Special Report With Bret Baier 02/22/18 6PM | February 22, 2018 Breaking News

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I. Have. Nothing okay, thanks, generally president, Trump pushes changes, to background checks for guns and defends. The idea of arming teachers or, trained personnel, in schools the. Head of the National Rifle Association tells, conservatives. Anti-gun. Forces, are exploiting, the Florida school shooting and how, the Trump administration is, trying to cut off the lifeblood, of Obamacare. This, is special. Report. Good, evening welcome to Washington I'm Bret Baier President Trump is spending another day trying, to both advocate, for stricter, gun laws and, to, clarify his, positions, on one of the most divisive subjects. For, both his supporters, and critics not. Far from the White House conservatives. Are being warned, by the head of the gun lobby that gun, rights opponents. Are using. The floor to school massacre, to, go after their weapons, chief. White House correspondent John, Roberts starts us off tonight with another day looking. For answers good evening John break it evening to you was the second meeting that President Trump convened here at the White House on the Marjory, Stoneman Douglas school, shooting meeting, with state and local officials today, to hear suggestions, and float, a few ideas of his own. How. We can make our school safe resident, Trump build these White House meetings, as listening, sessions, but on one issue the president did far more talking. Than listening, we have to harden our schools not solve for the mother a gun-free, zone. To, a killer, or, somebody. That wants to be a killer, that's like, going. In for the ice cream that's, like here I am take me calling, gun-free, zones nonsense. President, Trump pressed hard his idea to train and arm qualified, teachers, or school staff to, stand as the frontline against, a school shooter so, practically. For free you. Have now made, the. School into a hardened, to target, I think we need hardening sites we need to let people know you come into our schools, you're. Gonna be dead there's. Gonna be fast and. Unless. You do that you can always have this problem while a handful, of schools have already adopted the idea getting. The sort of widespread buy-in. Necessary, to serve as a national deterrent. Will be a challenge, for the White House so, far much of the reaction that we've seen to this idea, has, negative, does, the president, expect that he can get enough, by in order to send a signal potential. Shooters out there that this is a hardened facility, you walk in the door as he said a little while ago you're not going to last but we certainly think so look there are a lot of individuals. Leaders, in Congress. You know the NRA has been supportive, of this idea a lot of other folks have been supportive of this idea president, Trump insists, his plan could put an end to school shootings, but it wasn't his only idea, tweeting, this morning I will be strongly pushing comprehensive. Background checks, with an emphasis on mental health raised, age to 21 and, in sale of bump stocks raised. In the age to buy a rifle, or shotgun puts. President Trump at odds with the NRA which, fiercely, opposes, changes, in a statement saying passing. A law that makes it illegal for, a 20 year old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or an adult single mother from purchasing, the most effective, self-defense rifle. On the market punishes. Law-abiding. Citizens, for the evil acts of criminals, and while. The NRA says there's been no change in its position president. Trump believes they will work it out the, NRA wants, to do the right thing I've spoken to him often in the last two days and, they. Want to do the right thing they're gonna do the right thing I have no doubt about it the Douglas high school shooting, has ignited passions, in the political arena at a CNN, Town Hall last night Florida, Republican, Senator Marco Rubio was, confronted, by the father of a young woman killed at Douglas your.

Comments, This week and those of our president, have been pathetically, weak. On. Capitol. Hill a group of Democrats said a letter to speaker Paul Ryan asking. Him to allow debate, to repeal an NRA backed amendment, from 1996. That, prohibits, the CDC, from doing research into gun violence and the FBI also, weighed in today the acting deputy director responding. To why the FBI. Failed, to act on a January, tip, about the Douglass school shooter now let me be clear, there. Was a mistake, made we, know that, but. It is our job to make sure that we do everything, in our power to ensure that does not happen again I'm not making excuses because, what happened was a tragedy true, a tragedy, President. Trump also suggested, a a changing, the language around active. Shooter drills at school saying that they should simply be called safety. Drills because, young students, participating. In an active, shooter drill could. Be trauma to traumatized, simply by the language right John, Roberts live in the North Lawn John thanks the, head of the National Rifle Association, says. Anti-gun. Forces, are playing politics, with last, week's week's, massacre, at the Florida high school correspondent. Peter Doocy is at the site of the Conservative, Political Action Conference, CPAC. At National. Harbor Maryland tonight, good evening Peter. Good. Evening Brett even though we are just 11, and a half miles away from the, White House the NRA, CEO. Who, is a big supporter of President Trump, delivered. Remarks about, gun control that are a world, apart from, the president's, proposed fixes. Their. Solution. Is to make you, all. Of you less free, Wayne, LaPierre the, CEO of the NRA did not mince words warning. About what he sees as a potential, post parkland, gun grab and now some people Carr calling, for a new list of anyone. Anyone. Who has sought mental, health care to. Deny them their second Amendment rights, the NRA is a presenting, sponsor of, CPAC, so it has a heavy presence throughout the Gaylord Convention, Center in Maryland its officials spent today advocating. For stronger security at schools and criticizing. Democratic, lawmakers, pushing, for major gun, control legislation for. Them, it's. Not a safety, issue it's. A political, issue. They. Care more about control. And, more. Of it, their. Goal is to eliminate the, Second Amendment the next speaker, was vice president pence, whose Parkland, remarks included, a pledge to come together later, this week when the president meets with the nation's governors in our.

Nation's Capital will will. Make the safety of, our nation's, schools, and, our, students, our top, national. Priority. Pens, today's headliner, also, laid the foundation, for the strategy that GOP, operatives, tell Fox is their best bet to keep the house. Besides Nancy Pelosi you know it would be a disaster, for our cause if Nancy Pelosi became, Speaker of the House again, but. We're not gonna let it happen, there was rush a talk at CPAC Thursday session in the context, of the Kremlin being a threat to the United States there were no questions about the special counsels broke for the White House Counsel Don Magan who, instead, used rare public remarks to explain how he helps, president, Trump select judges as rumors, swirl about a potential, summertime, Supreme, Court retirement, what the president, likes are folks who have demonstrated. Some sort of courage some sort of ability to stand. Strong in the face of adversity people. Who you know when they get on the bench they will not change, and turn, into someone else justice Borges, appointment, was saluted by many of today's speakers who, took turns rattling, off president, Trump's accomplishments. Like reducing, regulations, vowing, to move the American Embassy in Israel, to Jerusalem and. Repealing. The individual, mandate, it's what led Bill Clinton to call Obama care one of the craziest, things in the world, about. The only time I've ever agreed with with no Clinton. And. CPAC. Is not just speeches in a ballroom the hallways are lined with boots boots, like this one sponsored, by conservative. Leaning outlets, organizers, say it is all about activism, training, and campaign. Management, the crowd, here skews very very young and tomorrow they are going to hear from, President Trump, Brett Peter. Doocy at CPAC, Peter, thanks there. Are new charges, tonight against, the president's former campaign, chairman, and a longtime business associate, chief, intelligence correspondent. Catherine Harridge has the breaking news on some more serious trouble for Paul, Manafort and Rick gates well. Thank you Brad tonight the former Trump aids are charged with more financial, crimes in two federal jurisdictions. Washington. DC and now a separate 32 count indictment in Virginia overbank and tax fraud for allegedly, laundering. More than 30 million dollars source, close to the case calling it classic, legal pile on as dueling, political, memos over surveillance abuse, during the 2016, election enter, a new face.

The. House Intelligence Committee, is ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff says he wants there our memo out this week and negotiations. With the FBI over what sections, will be blacked out or redacted are nearly complete a White, House spokesman said there will be no holdup on their end if national, security concerns are resolved, once it means the FBI's, standards. For ensuring that law enforcement sensitive. And sources and methods are protected, we, would support its, its release just, like the Republican, staff memo released earlier this month a source, close to the process, said the Democrats, version will likely require the President, to declassify, it the, Republican, memo drafted by Committee Chairman Devin Nunez team Alette surveillance, abuse by the FBI, and Justice Department, during the 2016 election, Republican. Investigators, found that departments knew the Trump dossier was funded, by the DNC, and Clinton campaign, but, withheld specifics, from a national security court when it applied and renewed surveillance, warrants for Carter page a trump campaign aid, committee. Republicans, say the counter memo is unlikely, to directly, challenge the finding, committee, Democrats, say the Republican, account is deeply. Flawed the FBI and the DOJ are, comprised of very good people not acting politically, and, doing their work on the American people's behalf so I do want to see that Democratic, refutation because. Again that memo will show that a lot of the allegations. That were made in the Nunez memo we're not correct, in a separate development Fox, News confirms, David, J creamer a former State Department official, and associate, of Senator John McCain has invoked his Fifth Amendment, right not to testify before, the, House panel about, the dossiers, Russian sources Kramer, who was briefed on the dossier by its author former, British spy Christopher, Steele was a critical, link in the dossiers, handed off to the FBI after the 2016, election. Fox, News asked why Kramer took the fifth and whether he helped get the dossier to BuzzFeed, who published it online in January 2017, there was no comment from Kramer or his attorney today captain. Thank you Rocco a spokesman, for a Syrian, search and rescue group says residents. Of one Damascus, suburb, are, being targeted for extermination. Civilians. Are once again tonight being killed wounded and forced from their homes by, a Syrian, government, anxious to stamp out a resilient. Opposition, of, course panic Conor Powell reports, tonight from our Middle East newsroom. Syrian. And Russian jets continue, to pound the rebel-held area, of eastern Goethe leveling'. Hospitals, and residential, buildings, monitoring. Groups say at least 400, people have been killed in recent days thousands. More injured. The, carnage, leaving medical, workers overwhelmed. And the bloodshed showing, no signs of ending the. Arab news channel Al mayadeen, reported. This morning that the Syrian army is preparing, to launch a ground, offensive into. Eastern Goethe meanwhile. German, Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Admonished. The European, Union, for not doing enough to end the violence in Syria saying. The EU, must step up pressure on the Assad regime's, biggest, backers, Russia, and Iran is, Kazim the, regime is not fighting against terrorists, but against, its own people killing.

Children Destroying, hospitals. And this is a massacre, which needs to be condemned, well. Outside, the United, Nations today protesters. Parked three large mobile, billboards. To criticize, the international, community's inaction on Syria the. Signs reading, 500,000, dead and still, no, action at. The Security, Council there is a growing, push, for, a 30-day humanitarian. Ceasefire which. Russia's, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov acknowledged. The intensifying, humanitarian. Crisis, in Syria and said, Moscow, supports. A temporary, ceasefire, however. He refused, to support any truce that included, militant, groups like al-nusrah and, Isis, just. A few months ago the Assad regime in Russia pursued, a similar strategy of talking. About a ceasefire while, at the same time, intensifying. The violence in Aleppo in the end the rebels were defeated, while the international, community, debated. A truce and the, Assad regime regained, control of, a key Syrian, city Brett, Conor, Powell in our Middle East newsroom, Conner thank you North. Korea is sending one of its most infamous, political. Leaders to head its delegation, to, the closing, ceremony, of the Winter Olympics, and while. That man is set to meet with South Korea's, president, there appears to be no new effort for, a u.s. North Korea session, senior. Foreign affairs correspondent Greg Powell khat is in Seoul South Korea again, tonight. North. Korea is causing a new stir at the Olympics naming, hardliner, general, kim yong-chul to, lead its delegation, to this weekend's closing, ceremony, he's, the head of inter-korean. Affairs for the North notorious. For his ties to the regime's missile and, nuclear programs and, ordering, attacks, on South Korean, targets, even, though he's blacklisted. By the US and South Korea the South is still embracing, him, we. Believe the North Korean, high-level, delegations. Participation. In the closing ceremony, will, help improve the relationship, between South, and North Korea, on the US side Ivanka. Trump arrives Friday, she'll, dine with South Korean president moon but again the White House says she won't meet with North Koreans, not. Ruled out though a close encounter like, vice president, been sad at the opening, ceremony, he, had tough words for Pyongyang today, we, stand up to, murderous, dictators. And, we. Will keep standing strong, until, North Korea, stops. Threatening, our, country, our. Allies or, until they abandon. Their nuclear and ballistic missiles. Once and for all a dictatorship. Willing, to murder their, own a, sign, of the tense times that remain here, along the DMZ, bullet. Holes left, in a wall shocked, by North Korean soldiers, over. There shooting. At one of their own a defector. Coming, across the border huddling. Along, this wall he, was, rescued your, folks got in there and and basically saved him they did, very. Bravely - because they weren't sure what the response was going to be by the North Koreans if they came after what. Was essentially, one, of their defectors, many. Weeks later the North Korean was still recovering, from the incident, this, week with the Olympics on the border was relatively, quiet North, Korea turning down their propaganda blasted. Into the south officials. Remain vigilant, even, when North Korea engages. You got to always be ready for any kind of provocation just, in case the, Paralympics. Will follow the end of the Olympic, Games here, next month then, it is feared the dangerous regional. Games could, resume Brett. Greg, Powell cot in Seoul Greg, thanks a US, official tells FOX News defense, secretary James, Madison. To, recommend, to President Trump that, transgender, people can serve in the US military if, they, can deploy overseas, the. Official says mattis does not want to go against, recent federal court orders that, the president's, ban on transgender, people, serving in the military is unlawful. Madison. Has not yet given his recommendation, to the president the. Pentagon press secretary says the decision is coming later, this week up. Next, president Trump's influence, on a key Senate, race as our, midterm, coverage, heads, to Arizona, first.

Years With some of our Fox affiliates around the country recovered tonight Fox, 2 in st. Louis has a grand jury indicted, Missouri, Republican. Governor Eric greetin's, on felony, invasion, of privacy, charges. Stemming, from an affair, in, 2015. He's accused of taking a compromised photograph, compromising. Photograph of his mistress, without, her consent, the governor's attorney says the felony charges are baseless and the, governor is, absolutely, innocent. Fox. 11 in Los Angeles as a SpaceX. Falcon 9 rocket blasts. Off from, Vandenberg, Air Force Base, it's. Carrying a trio of satellites, one for the Spanish government, the, other two are said to be part of founder Elon Musk's. Vision, to create a space-based. Broadband. Network. And. This is a live look at Miami. From. WSVN. Our affiliate down there one of the big stories there tonight an eye doctor once, accused of bribing Democratic. Senator Bob Menendez, from New Jersey is, giving, a seven given a 17, year sentence, for Medicare, fraud, Salomon. Megan, was convicted, of 67. Crimes, prosecutors. Say he persuaded, elderly, patients, to undergo excruciating. Tests, and treatments. They did not need for. Diseases they did not have that's. Tonight's live look outside the Beltway from special report we'll, be right back. The, Justice Department says it is cracking, down on criminals. Who victimize elderly. People it says, more than 200 people have been charged, with committing fraud, schemes, and dozens. More are facing, civil actions in its, latest law, enforcement, action, today's, announcement featured, heartbreaking, stories, from some of the victims and their, families, it's. Hard to imagine for anyone that, a loved one could commit suicide but, my grandmother did. Because. These individuals, preyed on her and on her good heart. What. Should have been some of the best years, in the last chapter of her life was. Taken from her she was robbed, in every sense. The. Justice Department has ordered all 94. Of its US Attorneys, offices to. Designate, an elder, Justice, coordinator. Responsible. For protecting seniors, in their, district, stocks. Were mixed today the Dow gained. 165. The sp500, picked up 3 the, Nasdaq lost 8. Tonight's. Midterm, election, preview, takes us to Arizona, President. Trump is not on the ballot there of course but he is a big, part of the conversation, about a very contentious, Senate, race chief. Correspondent Jonathan hunt reports, from Phoenix. Though. He's doing great, the, specter of President, Trump looms, large, in Arizona's, critical, Senate race, I'll stick, with him to the end, I'm not, going to desert him no matter what happened, I was, winning from the beginning I'll be with him to the end former. Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, controversial. And, immigration, hardliner, recipient. Of Trump's only presidential, pardon is the, best known of the Republican. Candidates, this is a state wide race with, national. Consequences. But he faces stiff competition from. Congresswoman, martha, mcsalley form. A fighter pilot preferred, candidate, of the GOP, establishment critic. Of trump the candidate, supporter. Of trump the president, I'm working with him to support our military to secure our border to grow our economy and a fight for American, values the American people.

And This, Kelli Ward former, state senator, the, conservative, favorite before Sheriff, Joe jumped in she's, optimistic the, Republican, base will, rally round her, they're, seeking out thoughtful. Conservative. Intelligent. Solutions, for the problems, that are facing us and so I think they are ultimately going to be the ones that give the most important endorsement, and send, me to Washington but rallying the base could, conceivably, make, it harder for whomever, wins the Republican, primary, in August to, win the general election in November in, a state traditionally. Republican that's. Changing, quickly in large measure because, of its growing Hispanic, population well. Arizona, is really, on. A tipping, point politically. It's, not the same Arizona, as our, grandfathers, and our grandparents, the, winds of change are really with us congresswoman. Kyrsten Sinema who declined our request for an interview is the leading candidate. On the Democrat, side I'm, actually running for US Senate and there's, Deidre Abood a former, member of the Council, on american-islamic, relations. She. Hopes her grassroots, campaign, will, make the difference out. In the field I'm actually meeting, with people I'm at. An event 1 to 6 events every day have been since April. And. While. It's a sensitive subject to, raise it is worth noting, that given, Senator, John McCain's, health issues there, is always, the possibility of, not just one but. Two Senate. Races here, this year, Brett Jonathan, Honda in Arizona tonight gentlemen thank you a request. By Republican. Leaders in the state of Pennsylvania. The legislature, there to, stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now, in the hands of the US Supreme Court of. Course bond Elora Engel has the latest on a story we've been following all, week here top. Pennsylvania. Republican, lawmakers, are asking the nation's highest court to, intervene in a battle which they contend, could change the course of future, elections. Arguing. That the Democrat, controlled state Supreme Court has overstepped. Its authority by, imposing a new map which, will unfairly, handicap, the GOP, in the swing state riding. In court documents, quote the. Sylvania Supreme Court conspicuously. Sees the redistricting. Process and, prevented. Any meaningful, ability, for the legislature. To enact a remedial, map to ensure a court, drawn map the state Supreme Court throughout the Republican, crafted, map that was considered, by many including, the Brennan Center for Justice among. The nation's most gerrymandered. Saying, it violated, the state's Constitution's. Guarantee of, free in equal elections, political, observers say the new map the state Supreme Court announced on Monday will give Democrats a boost in winning control of the House of Representatives, we're just saying that this, is a blatant, power grab by a Supreme Court that, seems hell-bent on drawing more Democrat, seats as opposed to applying. With the Constitution. And all, Americans certainly, all Pennsylvanians, should be concerned about this. Overreach, by the courts the, US Supreme Court is fielding other recent, congressional redistricting challenges. In Wisconsin, Maryland, and North Carolina in, the case of Pennsylvania, one election expert says Republicans. Have a tough road ahead the last time Republicans went, to the Supreme Court Justice. Alito got. Their petition and denied it without even referring to the whole court which is really extraordinary it's, hard to understand. Why Republicans. Think that they have a better shot this time constituents. And candidates, now wait to see in which districts, they will be voting and running.

In Come the primary election, May 15th, Brett, Laura. Thank you up next two Midwestern, schools have already armed, some of their teachers as a defense, against. The possible mass shooter, we'll, take you there first, beyond our borders tonight, Israeli, media report, a key confidant, to Prime, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned, state, witness, and will, incriminate, him in corruption allegations, police. Are not confirming these, stories, last, week police recommended, Netanyahu, be charged, with bribery fraud, and breach, of trust in, two separate, cases Prime. Minister Netanyahu denies, any, wrongdoing. Donald. Trump jr. says any talk of his family, profiting. From his father's presidency, is nonsense. The, president's eldest son is in India, to, meet promoters, and buyers of Trump branded, luxury homes, Trump. Jr. says the family is actually missing, out on business because, the president, has, promised, not to conduct, any new, foreign. Commerce while, in office. Authorities. In Montenegro, say a man who hurled a bomb into the u.s. embassy compound, there then killed himself was. A decorated, former Serbian, soldier, who, fought against NATO in the 1990s. No. One at the Embassy was hurt police say the man had no criminal record and they, do not suspect terrorism. But they're not speaking about a possible, motive just. Some of the other stories beyond, our borders tonight, we'll, be right back. Our, top story at the bottom of the hour President, Trump is defending his support, for arming school teachers in the, wake of last week's massacre. In Florida, but, some schools are not waiting for another disaster. To, act correspondent, Matson, shows us tonight they're, already giving their teachers the means to defend themselves and their students. Two, school districts, near Dayton Ohio have, a confidential. Team of teachers and staff trained. To fire back at an active shooter our staff members are trained to go to the threat and address the threat not. To run away the. Schools take measures to conceal the guns that are hidden in biometric. Or numeric, safes that can be opened only by staff on the armed response team, each, member, is vetted, by the district, must have a license, to carry and attend, monthly rigorous, training all, the first responder team members have, access to these as well, many. Students, seem to support the idea of their teachers, being armed to have people inside the school who know what they're doing and who can protect us I think that's amazing and, I don't really think there's any room for complaints, when we're inside, those four walls there are safety, that's. Our safety for today however, both districts, face, opposition lots, of teachers teach let the law enforcement, take care of the laws the, Sydney Police Chief says he's not against, the armed teachers but. Worries it could interfere, with his, first, responders, one, or two people with guns - six or seven people with guns without us, having, assurance, who's the good guy or bad guy from that in some versions of what we're doing work the Shelby County Sheriff, tells FOX News he developed, the plan while watching Sandy. Hook unfold, knowing. His schools were, not prepared we, cannot depend on the state or federal government we can't depend on psychologists, to figure out why people hurt, one another the city middle schools armed security guard, says each staff member went, through intense, training and he, considers, them certified, backup, and, a minute there's a long time sometimes in a situation, where you're, dealing with a with. A active. Killer I, the national debate rages, on over whether teachers and staff should be armed to the Sidney School District here in Ohio says it stands, by its decision because, of one critical, factor a quicker, response time in case of an active shooter Brett. Matt, thank you just, breaking now police, say the armed officer, on duty, at the Florida, School where, a shooter killed 17, people never. Went inside to engage the gunman and has, now been placed under investigation that school resource officer, at the high school took up a position view. In the western entrance of the building that was under attack for more than four minutes but. He never went in according, to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel at, a news conference just moments, ago the, shooting, lasted, about six, minutes officer. Scott Peterson, was suspended, without pay and, his under investigation, then. Chose, to resign according. To the sheriff when, asked what Peterson, should have done Israel said the deputies should have went in addressed. The killer and killed. The killer more.

On This with the panel, Agriculture. Secretary sonny. Perdue says the government wants a separate, immigration, program, for, farmworkers produced. As agriculture, is caught in the crossfire of the immigration, debate he, says people who come to America to work on farms and ranches do, not take jobs from US citizens, and do, not put, a burden on the criminal justice or, welfare, systems. In. Part three of our regulation. Nation series, we, look at healthcare while. The Trump administration has, not technically, had gotten ridden rid of Obamacare. Correspondent. Doug mackelway, tells us tonight it is going after one. Of its primary sources, of funding. In. A sign of how urgent, it was as the parade was winding down seven, hours into his new job the new president, not yet changed into his inaugural ball tuxedo, he, signed his first executive order in the White House directing. Agencies to quote ease the burden of Obamacare, but, it was only symbolic, followed, six months later by an all too real defeat, as Senator John McCain cash to deciding, thumbs down on. Repeal. And replace now, taking, up a chisel, where the sledgehammer, failed mr., Trump has been chipping away at Obamacare, in October, in, signed an executive order allowing insurers, to sell low-cost health insurance, with fewer benefits, lasting, up to a year it took effect on Tuesday it, also allowed small businesses, to form health insurance associations, across state, lines and directed. Agencies to consider changes, to health reimbursement arrangements. Or HRAs, they. Give employees more flexibility, with company contributions, to pay for out-of-pocket medical, costs or, new plans. Separately. Included, in the just past tax bill was the individual, mandates, repeal, combined. These actions, may serve to deprive, Obamacare, of what at most needs young, healthy, participants, it is suffering, from what's. Called adverse, selection that, is people, are joining the, exchanges. Mainly if they're heavily subsidized, also, also if they have a health condition where, they. Can get pretty good premiums. Critics say chipping away at the law is coming at a cost we have seen that the efforts to undermine, coverage, have driven up premiums, for, the middle class for. People with pre-existing conditions so, when you see these sorts of efforts to sabotage, the law they're the ones that really bear the brunt of it does, it mean a death spiral for, Obamacare, a basic structure of the law is still there.

Especially. And most importantly, the money because. Congress hasn't been willing to stem its funding Obamacare lives. Although. Wounded by president, Trump's executive, orders but, the stroke of the next president's pen may bring it back from the brink right, Doug, thank you the. Body of the Reverend Billy Graham will, lie in honor, at the US Capitol Rotunda, February. 28th, and March 1st members. Of the public will be allowed to pay their respects, there, will be a similar opportunity in, Charlotte, early, next week a private. Funeral service will, be held there March 2nd, Reverend, Billy Graham died, yesterday at the age of 99. President. Trump pushes his plan to arm teachers as a way to prevent school shootings, as the, conversation, on all sides heats, up we'll, talk about it with panel when we come back. You know schools not soften them up a gun-free, zone. To. A killer, or, somebody, that wants to be a killer that's like going. In for the ice cream if they really have that. Aptitude because, not everybody has an aptitude for a gun but, if they have the aptitude I think a concealed, permit for having. Teachers and letting people know that there are people in the building with gun you won't have in my opinion you want to have these shooting what I'd recommend doing is the people that you carry we. Give them a bonus I'm, against, having a, teacher with the gun in the building. Teachers, are emotional, people are, emotional, so I think, that is a huge. Factor as, the. Debate continues about securing. Schools around the nation specifically. This idea of arming either teachers or personnel, of some way we're, getting the breaking news from the sheriff in Broward County that, there was an armed, officer down. There the, sheriff, Israel. Saying, that Scott. Is real saying that deputy, Scott Peterson, was. Outside, and never went inside the building during. The shooting it lasted six minutes and there's video of him standing outside he. Was suspended, without pay but, he chose to resign after. This, came out. He. The. Sheriff noted the investigation. Will continue but. He was armed, and, outside. The, school as, this shooting was happening it's. Another element. To. This particular, shooting as the discussion, broadly continues, about, what to do next let's bring in our panel Steve, Hays editor-in-chief, of the Weekly Standard Mar. Alliance and national political correspondent of, National Public Radio and Molly Hemingway's senior editor at The Federalist Mara it's an interesting, development. In that, there. Was someone there armed, that, did, not act there was a good guy with a gun outside and. There was a bad guy with a gun inside so, it doesn't always work out that if a good guy with a gun is there that he's gonna save everybody and he didn't in this case Molly. What about the president's, push he. Is tweeting, and went on a tweet, storm this morning saying, I will strongly be. Pushing comprehensive, background checks, with an emphasis on mental health raised. And, sale of bump stocks Congress. Is in the mood to finally do something on this, issue it goes on and on about specific says the NRA are good people. But there's no indication from the NRA or from Congress, that they're ready to go as far as he's saying he's going I think it really depends on which of the provisions you're talking about the NRA has shown flexibility. On bump stocks for instance the, idea that you would limit, gun purchasing. To people who are 21, years of age is going to be a very difficult sell, not, just to the NRA but to a whole swath of people and it also is that for handguns, well. You, know there's a lot of lot of what people think they know about mass shootings doesn't, actually they're not a lot of statistics, to back it up but it's only like 10 percent of mass, shootings are done by men. In that 18 to 21 year old category, the average age is actually much higher so it's one of these things that just limits, gun rights without actually being something that would help the, idea about arming, schoolteachers, is something that's interesting you know people say well we shouldn't arm schoolteachers generally but, there are teachers who are able, to there. Are certain, teachers who would be qualified and who would have the right sensibility. There and if there are people who are capable and qualified maybe. That would be a way to when, you have these failures, at the bureaucrat you know these different bureaucratic, failures to have various. Redundancies, -.

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