According to reports the White House has leaked a new statement that the President is considering improving background checks for firearms.
After the recent shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump is considering making this new move. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is not the first mass shooting this year to cause such tragedy, and now students and others nationwide are asking for increased gun control laws in America. Many of the students in Florida are now blaming the National Rifle Association and politicians who have accepted donations from the organization.
Even this last Monday there were a group of teens that gathered outside the White House and participated in a “Teens for Gun Reform lie-in.” “By doing this, we will make a statement on the atrocities which have been committed due to the lack of gun control and send a powerful message to our government that they must take action now,” the students claimed.
President Trump has agreed to host a listening session for students and teachers about gun safety in schools this Wednesday.
Unlike his acting counterpart loons that have taken over the internet with the BS gun control statements, our beloved fellow patriot, Mike Rowe, has turned to Facebook with a compelling conversation.
According to ijr:
Rowe responded to a comment from Susan Collins, who said, “Dear Mike. Where have you been? Your words are needed…”
Rowe explained that he has been at a loss for words following the shooting in Florida.
“Like most of you, I’m overwhelmed with pity for the victims and their families but consumed with anger for the coward who chose to murder,” Rowe stated.
“Rage and sorrow are hard things to reconcile, and the more such things occur, the more apparent it becomes that there is nothing new to say. So forgive me Susan, if I repeat what I said after Vegas and San Bernardino.”
He went on:
Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.
Should we endeavor to know why? Absolutely.
Should we discuss the impact of video games, accessible firearms, single-parents, no parents, powerful medications, social media, mental illness, bullying, or anything else we think might have encouraged him to choose evil over good? Without question.
But we should also stop confusing the influence of such things, with the root cause. Because nothing in this man’s past can possibly explain his decision to kill seventeen people. If you believe otherwise, ask yourself why millions of other people with a similar past, don’t make similar choices.
The past does not equal the future.
This is the most comforting thing I can tell you, Susan. It’s also the most disconcerting. Because the facts are undeniable. People from horrible backgrounds often become the epitome of kindness. And people with every imaginable advantage, often go on to squander everything.
The past does not equal the future.
To the families of the victims I can only offer my sincerest condolences, along with my heartfelt wish that the man who killed their loved ones is removed from the planet with all due speed.
As for words, I can only repeat what others have said, and ask you to remember those who confronted evil with courage. People like Aaron Feis, the football coach who threw himself in front of the kids the killer was trying to murder.
Beyond that, I’m afraid I can offer nothing but my weekly attempt to prove that goodness also walks among us, just as surely as evil. In numbers far greater than our newsfeeds would lead us to believe.