WATCH: Donald Trump suggests opening more mental institutions to combat school shootings
'I think you folks have to start thinking about reopening them.'
In the time that has passed since the terrible events in Florida which resulted in the deaths of 17 people in a high school, there have been many powerful reactions.
While senior cycle student Emma Gonzalez demanded national lawmakers do something to prevent mass school shootings, and many companies have since pulled back from any kind of support of the NRA - who then in turn lashed out at the companies for their "cowardly acts", there has been a loud and necessary conversation about guns and gun ownership within America.
President Donald Trump's initial reaction seemed to blame violent movies and video games, and he suggested a "rating system" that would prevent those who were too young to have access to them, as he apparently had no knowledge that such a rating system already exists.
At his latest press conference on Monday afternoon, Trump talks about "the bad time" that happened in Florida, and suggests that the best way to deal with the matter is to re-open more mental institutions.
He speaks of New York previously having more mental institutions until the previous government shut them down due to costs, but that he thinks the time to have the conversation to re-open them is here.
Watch his statements in full below:
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