Stephen Colbert talks arming teachers with guns in new monologue

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Donald Trump says he wants to arm teachers with firearms after the recent tragedy in Parkland, and Stephen Colbert offered his response on The Late Show.

The aftermath of the shooting in Parkland has been nothing short of horrendous. People in the country seem to be very divided on how to respond to the situation. For many, including President Donald Trump, the answer seems to be to arm teachers in schools with guns. But Stephen Colbert isn’t buying that idea…

Last night on The Late Show, Colbert kicked of his monologue speaking about this topic. He mentions how Trump is calling to put armed teachers in schools, hiring people with the “natural talent” for shooting guns. Colbert jokes that we’ll find these people by going to the range to see who’s a good shot, and telling them, “Congratulations, you’re teaching AP Chemistry.”

“If you’re in the pocket of the NRA like he is, the solution is never fewer guns,” Colbert explains further. He brings up how multiple armed deputies chose to stay outside of the school rather than address the shooter in Parkland. But Colbert says none of us really knows for sure how we’d act in that scenario, other than Trump, who made the bold claim that he’d have run into the school without a weapon.

“Okay,” Colbert responds. “There’s a lot in there that I doubt, but the thing I really don’t believe is that he can run.”

You can watch the monologue in the video below.

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at  11:35 p.m. EST only on CBS. Did you enjoy this monologue? Share your own thoughts in the comments section below.