President Donald Trump bows his head during an opening prayer at the start of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Holy moly, this is glorious.

Tonight President Trump was in what has been billed as a “listening session” featuring parents and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which was the scene of the murderous rampage by Nikolas Cruz one week ago.

Via Time:

President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday during a listening session with survivors and family members of school shootings that arming teachers could be one solution to stopping tragedy.

“An attack has lasted, on average, about three minutes. It takes 5 to 8 minutes for responders, for police to come in. If you had a teacher who is adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly,” Trump said at the event, flanked by two teenage girls who survived the school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida. “The good thing about that …. you will have a lot of people that would be armed, that would be ready.”

He mentioned the assistant football coach who was killed and repeated this young man’s opinon

(Read the story by Sarah Lee)

The Twitter comments are nothing short of awesome. A sampling:

I would post more of them, but then I’d have to ban myself.

All snark aside. The only thing that is going to prevent school shootings, other than complacent people getting off their asses and doing their jobs, is to make schools a harder target. (I think not arming airline pilots is a stupid move seriously, you trust them to fly the freaking plane but it is too dangerous to for them to have a gun?) The way you make the school a harder target is by adding firearms to existing passive measures. You add firearms by either arming teachers and staff or by hiring more staff.

This is the whole thing: