This is 2018, literally the future we waited for on television back in the day. We’re supposed to be a civilized society are we not? Yet, here we are again. With a psychopath shooting up a school in Florida.
Yesterday’s school shooting in Florida is the 18th this year according to Everytown, a website that records school shootings. While others may not have been on the same scale, many of them have resulted in the death of a student or students.
Everytown defines a school shooting as “any time a firearm discharges a live round inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds, as documented by the press and, when necessary, confirmed through further inquiries with law enforcement or school officials,” according to its website.
While the shooting in Florida is the first for Florida of the year, there have been three shootings at three different schools in Texas. Two in different schools in California, two in Michigan and 10 other states with at least one shooting.
In the last five years there has been a staggering 290 school shootings!
And what’s the most that happens as a result of this?
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
You’re correct Donald, they shouldn’t feel unsafe. But when your administration was funded by the NRA; this will never end.
The fact is, America needs gun control.
You get all these nut-jobs claiming that gun control won’t work, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. If they didn’t have a gun they’d use a knife.
Yes probably, but a knife is easier to get away from than an AR-15 assault rifle.
You keep getting all these hicks and hillbillies harping on about the 2nd amendment, their right to bear arms, how it’s the Democrats doing all the gun crime. I’m sorry but in 1791 they probably did need guns. That was 227 years ago. You shouldn’t need a gun in 2018 no matter what your political party is. The United States’ constitution is two centuries out of date!
The 2nd amendment is what’s killing these children, so maybe try another approach? Stop selling guns, force everyone to hand in their gun. Make it illegal for everyone who isn’t police or armed services to own one. If afterwards they still have one, you arrest them.
Being from England, it’s inconceivable to me how a 19 year old with obvious mental health issues manages to get a hold of such a weapon. Apparently you can buy these from any hardware store? Ridiculous.
22 years ago in 1996, we had our own shooting. The Dunblane School Massacre.
16 children and a teacher dead with another 12 injured. All done by one man. The result of this one school shooting was the banning of all handguns throughout Scotland, Wales and England.
And do you know what hillbillies? We haven’t had a school shooting since.
That’s not to say there hasn’t been gun crime, of course there has.
But our future generations are able to go to school safe in the knowledge that they’re not leaving with a body full of lead.
I have also ordered the immediate lowering of flags statewide to honor those lost in this senseless tragedy.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) February 15, 2018
These people killed yesterday don’t want to be honored, their families don’t want them to be honored. They want justice for what has happened. They want this to never happen again.
Unfortunately there is no cure for mental illness. So you need to make it harder for people with mental health issues to get hold of these weapons.
But the sad thing is, this will happen again. Because if George Bush didn’t ban guns after Virginia Tech in 2007, and Obama didn’t ban guns after Sandy Hook in 2012 then what hope do we have with Trump running the country in 2018? The NRA put millions into his campaign.
It’s sad that all the parents and family members of the victims are going to get, is a proverbial rub on the shoulder and an “I’m sorry, my thoughts are with you.” They know for a fact that in two weeks time (probably even less than that), the politicians will forget all about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and they’ll just be another statistic.
How can a country try to tell others how to behave when you can’t even control your own people?
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