After every mass shooting, Democrats like clockwork call for more gun control. But they never explain exactly what it is they think is going to actually stop the shootings from happening. Just more laws whether they actually do anything or not, whether they would have any effect or not. They frequently also have absolutely no idea what they are talking about when they say it as well, often asking for laws that already exist, such as calling AR-15 rifles ‘assault rifles’ and demanding that ‘assault rifles’ to be made illegal. Of course, AR-15s aren’t assault rifles and assault rifles are already illegal except for the extremely rare case.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), a voice of reason, appeared on Fox News to talk about the school shooting. and he was asked about whether more gun control laws would actually solve the problem.
Gowdy apologized that children had to endure such horrors and he said he would love to pass laws that would actually solve the prevent a future shooting.
But he said that’s the problem, that in the wake of a shooting, people basically immediately start yelling about gun control without knowing what they are saying, without waiting for the facts of the case, knowing the laws, knowing how they are or if they properly being applied already or what would actually resolve the problem.
From Daily Caller:
“I don’t know anyone who would not pass a law today to prevent the next mass shooting, but to Sen. Rubio’s point, you gotta find out how he accessed the gun, we have to find out whether there was a data point in his background where someone could have reported it, whether or not he accessed the gun legally or illegally,” Gowdy explained.
“Usually at about this time, we hear about the gun show loophole, fine, close the gun show loophole, but how many mass killings have resulted from guns purchased at gun shows?” Gowdy said, questioning if proposed gun control laws would even prevent a shooting.
“If you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it,” he concluded.
The answer to his gun show point is none that can be found. So how effective is that?
He also pointed out that the government needs to actually prosecute people who obtain guns illegally, something that the Obama Department of Justice failed to do effectively.
“Before we begin to advocate for new laws, I think it is imminently fair to say how are we doing enforcing the ones we currently have?” he said.
Even some of the students who had to face the horrible shooting in Parkland got Gowdy’s point, saying they didn’t see how gun control would have prevented this.
Do Democrats just want laws to be able to say to their base that they’re actually doing something if the laws don’t actually help?
And then nothing is ever really done to address the real underlying issue in the vast majority of the cases which is mental illness and failure to catch the signs, both of which at this point seem to have been problems in this case.
Many people said Nikolas Cruz had mental issues and was a likely threat. He was even reported to the FBI as a ‘potential school shooter.’