Danish PM urges Trump to heed student’s calls for stricter gun laws

Kasper Delaney-Petersen, 23/02/2018

In the wake of the latest school shooting in the United States, President Donald Trump has made clear his support for the arming of teachers in schools, something that has not been accepted by many U.S citizens, as well sparking international debate once again.

Prime Minister to the Danish government, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has said via Twitter that Trump needs to “respond to the request of your youngsters who demands gun control”.

Denmark has a much stricter control on guns and gun ownership than the U.S, with as little as 1.5% of violent crimes reported in Denmark involving a gun, compared to more than 30,000 deaths a year attributed to guns in the U.S.

Rasmussen also urged the U.S not to “accept the world record in school shootings. Make America great and safe again!”.

This is written for an international, English speaking audience, but also political student sections of theirishtimes.ie