Immediately following every mass shooting in the United States, the GOP and NRA go on the defense and insist that liberal Democrats are cruel for discussing common sense gun law reform when it is “too soon” after a shooting to have the conversation. It seems they’re determined to wait for the outrage to die down hoping everyone will forget following the massive fatality toll gun violence takes on Americans.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 2, 2017
On the day following the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead, Trump’s White House responded to calls for gun law reform in a press conference where press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said:
‘This is an unspeakable tragedy. Today is a day for consoling of survivors and mourning those we lost. There is a time and place for political debate but now is a time to unite as a country.’
It will be interesting considering the “too soon” talk to see if Trump, Republicans, or the NRA who funds GOP campaigns respond to the following incident at Santa Fe High School in Texas, where fatality reports are still being updated.
This dude just showed up with an American flag and a gun to Santa Fe High School, where kids were just murdered in another school shooting. He said he’s there to make America great again. This is Trump’s America and one of the village idiots. Arrest him. pic.twitter.com/4UULILwp31
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 18, 2018
While parents are still waiting to find out whether their children is among the victims or the survivors, a man in a red cap bearing Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign slogan appeared toting a flag and a pistol to walk around outside school grounds and support his right to own firearms. Asked what his thoughts were when he heard about the shooting, the Trumpster replied:
‘Make America great again…God bless y’all.’
Witnesses at the scene were understandably angered by the man’s disgusting audacity.
‘This idiot is walking down the street with a damn pistol on his side where we just had kids get shot. I’m a guns rights person, I have guns. But this idiot is down here saying we need to “make America great again.” This is not what America needs.’
Twitter was equally disgusted by the story. See some of their responses below.
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