Almost the entire nation wants common sense gun control to make America safer from mass shootings. Most Republican voters want it. Independent voters and politicians want it. Democratic voters and politicians want it. The only ones who don’t want it are the Republican base, that is, the extremist minority of Republican voters, virtually all Republican politicians, and gun manufacturers.
An anguished father mourning his 18-year-old daughter vented his anger and pleaded for safer schools.
A fear-stricken student who watched classmates die last week wept openly as he called for banning assault weapons.
A mother who lost her 6-year-old son in a school shooting just over fiveyears ago warned that more parents would lose their children if President Trump did not act, adding, “Don’t let that happen on your watch.”
One by one at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, survivors of school shootings and family members of victims shared their stories and their calls to action. The extraordinary public exchange with the president gave voice to an intensely emotional debate over how to respond to the latest gun massacre in an American school.
A week after a gunman opened fire with an AR-15-style assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people and prompting a rash of student-driven lobbying for new gun restrictions, Mr. Trump met for more than an hour with grieving people in search of solutions. News cameras captured the unusual listening session, revealing an emotional give-and-take between a president and private citizens that is typically shielded from public view.
Mr. Trump used the event to pitch his own ideas about how to prevent such debacles in the future, polling the group about whether they supported allowing teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons, an idea he said could have halted the carnage in Parkland…
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That was yesterday. This morning, Trump was tweeting the NRA’s praises.
I disagree with Nicole, because she said that nobody favors gun violence and school violence. That appears to be a platitude. I think both the NRA and the Republican Reich do favor both gun violence and school violence. Both organizations depend on fear as a means to further their respective agendas. What engenders fear better than a school shooting? Ammosexuals and frightened parents are flocking to gun stores to buy more guns they don’t need for self-defense. That’s more profit for gun manufacturers. Before the blood dried in the school hallways, Republican fundraisers were flooding conservatives’ email, explaining how those libruls are after their guns. Republicans are raking in more money. In Republican politics, more money equals more power. That’s why I think the NRA and Republican Reich love to see gun violence and school violence.
I would love to be wrong. Can you fault my logic?