We’ve seen it before, and we will certainly see it again. Democrats use every single kind of disaster in order to push their ridiculous political agenda. Wednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was no different. Leftists are pushing harsher gun control laws, but this won’t stop mass shootings from taking place. Libs rarely know what they’re talking about when referring to guns anyway. We’ve seen them refer to AR-15 rifles as “assault rifles.” Then, they make demands that assault rifles should be made illegal. Well duh, AR-15’s are not assault rifles, and in case you didn’t know, assault rifles are already illegal.
Republican Representative Trey Gowdy is usually the voice of reason when it comes to matters such as this one. He made an appearance on Fox News in order to talk about the most recent mass shooting in our country. He was asked whether he thought more gun control laws would solve the issue of mass shootings.
Gowdy’s answer was epic. He expressed his sympathy for the students who had to go through such a horrific incident and explained that he would be thrilled to pass laws that might actually fix the problem and prevent future shootings, but he went on to explained that this is the big issue. There is no law that will stop a potential mass shooter from killing. Gun control won’t stop a madman from killing people. Yelling about gun control isn’t going to do anything, and it’s about time that the left stops and realizes this.
The Daily Caller reported that Gowdy stated on the air, “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.”
He went on to question if proposing more gun control laws would even stop a shooting. He asked, “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 finished off by declaring that if someone could present a law to him that would prevent another mass killing, he would fully support it. He stated, “If you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it.”
Gowdy is right. What kind of law stops people from being mentally ill? Is there any such law?
Gowdy also reminded Americans that the government should actually be prosecuting people who get their hands on guns illegally. This is something that former President Barack Obama and his Justice Department did a terrible job of keeping up with.
The issue that must be addressed in this case is not the issue of gun control. Mental health is what is really the biggest problem when it comes to mass killings. The FBI was made aware that Nikolas Cruz had mental issues and they did nothing to stop him. This is the bigger problem.