It’s not enough to have someone kill your child….
You have to then endure people wanting to kill you for speaking up about it?
America the Beautiful?
It appears to save their guns?
The Gun people along with Republicans want to build more “WALLS’?
Fear leading to shrinking from dealing with issues seems to be all that is America these days….
…from the Hill….
The mother of a student who survived the deadly Florida high school shooting said her family has received death threats after conspiracy theories surfaced online.
Student David Hogg and other survivors of the Florida shooting have become the subject of conspiracy theories in recent days that alleges they are actors who were coached.
Hogg’s mother, Rebecca Boldrick, told The Washington Post her family has received death threats online since the conspiracy theories surfaced….
..and then there is this from Donald Trump…..
President Trump in a series of tweets early Thursday denied that he suggested giving teachers guns to prevent mass school shootings, instead saying he would consider giving trained teachers concealed weapons.
Trump said he suggested at a White House meeting giving concealed guns to “teachers with military or special training experience,” adding that a gun free school is a “magnet for bad people.”
“I never said ‘give teachers guns’ like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving ‘concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience — only the best,” Trump tweeted….
…and this as a response from the NRA which is proposing to turn schools into fortress like places?….
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Thursday said suggestions to limit guns are “completely ridiculous,” arguing more security measures is what is needed to increase safety in schools.
“Evil walks among us, and God help us if we don’t harden our schools and protect our kids,” the NRA leader told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“Everyday young children are being dropped off at schools that are wide-open, soft targets for people bent on mass murder. It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store or some Hollywood gala.”
The top NRA executive promised that the NRA would provide ‘immediate assistance” to schools for security consulting free of charge….
….comments thrown DIRECTLY at Trump in person…
The father of a student killed in last week’s Florida school shooting on Wednesday told President Trump “I’m pissed” and said the Trump administration has to prevent tragedies like school shootings from happening again.
“We as a country failed our children. This shouldn’t happen,” Andrew Pollack told Trump during a listening session at the White House.
“It stops here with this administration and me,” he said. “It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it. I’m pissed. Because my daughter, I’m not going to see again. She’s not here. … It’s enough. Let’s get together, work with the president and fix the schools.”
Pollack directly addressed the president, saying, “Mr. President, we’re going to fix it.”…
…on Trump’s understanding of the politics of guns….
What Trump is thinking: He may not fully understand the cultural significance of guns in middle America. But he believes that it’s cultural, not political, issues that truly move the needle.
- People who know Trump well say he is trying to thread the needle between the cultural flash point of school shootings and the cultural bedrock of middle America’s attachment to the Second Amendment…..