Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) feels that after the Florida shooting the new push to arm teachers and teach gun safety and self-defense in schools is nothing but a huge “distraction.”
Deutch has stressed that the attention needs to be focused on “banning bump stocks” and implementing “universal background checks,” on top of other types of gun control methods. If we take a closer look however, bump stocks were not used in the Florida high school shooting and Nikolas Cruz, the attacker, got his gun at a retail store and was administered a background check when purchasing the weapon.
Deutch explains in his own words: “The shift to arming teachers is a distraction from the important discussion about all of the things that can be done right now, this week, when we go back to Washington, on mental health, banning bump stocks, universal background checks, preventing people on the terror watch list from getting guns.”
Sen. Bill Nelson has also pushed hard for the terror watch list gun control after the heinous Florida school shooting.
Despite the push for gun control, it has not stopped Americans from wanting to purchase more guns at gun shows. The Florida Gun Show on Saturday had one of the largest recorded attendance at the Florida State Fairgrounds. People in Florida are pushing back, and know they need guns now more than ever.
According to breitbart:
The record attendance comes as Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) push more gun control for gun shows. Other Democrats, like Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), are pushing an “assault weapons” ban, a bump stock ban, and universal background checks, among other controls.
The public response to the gun control push was a record turnout at the Florida Gun Show.
Gun show manager George Fernandez said he has never seen crowds so big. And he quickly admitted, “Some of the people attending are afraid that future legislation will impact their gun ownership rights.”
WTSP reporter Shannon Valladolid tweeted video from the gun show:
FLORIDA GUN SHOW I Organizers say they saw record numbers yesterday with close to 7k people showing up and they expect more today! They also tell me they do not support a ban on assault rifles but more laws for mental health. @10NewsWTSP pic.twitter.com/95YGMKGl3E
— Shannon Valladolid (@ShannonMarieTV) February 25, 2018