Many Democrats were already calling for more gun control before the facts were even known yet in the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Once again they did what they often do, blame and attack the GOP and claim that somehow the NRA has some magical hold over Republicans and people who believe in the Second Amendment, rather than looking at and trying to solve the real underlying issues such as mental illness which is almost always a factor and the failure to do anything when there were ample signs of problems. And former president Barack Obama just couldn’t hold him back from joining the Democratic parade of crying gun control but offering no productive solution.
From Daily Caller:
Former President Barack Obama demanded unspecified “common-sense gun safety laws” after the Florida school shooting on Wednesday that left 17 people dead.
“We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change,” Obama wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.
As with many of the other Democrats, he offered no concrete actions to take much less explain how they could prevent the present shooting or any shootings.
He’s done this since he’s left office before, making a similar pointless statement in the wake of the Texas church shooting in November.
At that time he demanded that the United States “reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.” And as now, he offered no actions to solve the issue.
He had eight years to come up with concrete solutions but preferred to push things that would do nothing.
And he always uses the term ‘common-sense,’ the Democratic term for anything but. But notice, he’s added something new. He’s switched out “gun control” for the “gun safety” to try to make it more palatable.
It’s exactly people like Obama who Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was calling out by saying, “Show me a law that will prevent the next mass shooting.” Gowdy noted that Democrats always scream gun control, but then frequently don’t know what the law is already and don’t present proposals that will actually prevent the shootings.
The response from Gowdy is a MUST watch.
Nikolas Cruz apparently passed a background check to get the gun he used. But he had also been reported to the FBI as a potential school shooter. It’s not clear yet if that warning preceded him acquiring the gun. But it raises the possibility that the FBI might have been able to stop the shooting had they investigated the report.
The students in the school knew he had issues and they were not surprised to find out he was the shooter because they thought he might become one. The school had forbidden him to come on campus with a backpack because of prior threats.
Now obviously, it still needs to be determined who did what when.
But the signs were screaming out, loud and clear.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]