Trump Finishes Breakfast, Pins Hair Into Place; & Tweets Gun Control Plan Like A Phony


In response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, President Trump is offering every solution except for the one being pushed by the actual victims of the attack: banning semi-automatic guns.

The students who saw their friends shot in front of them are forcefully advocating against the system that allows people to amass large stockpiles of semi-automatic weapons. But this solution is not going to be approved by Republican politicians who are funded by the National Rifle Association. The NRA spent $52.5 million to support Republican candidates during the 2016 election cycle. A large amount of the money taken in by the NRA comes from gun manufacturers. So it follows that the main legislative goals of the NRA are to increase the amount of guns and accessories that their funders can sell.

Since Trump is refusing to address the root of America’s massive problem of gun violence (guns, specifically semi-automatic weapons), he’s spending his time offering different solutions:

At first glance, this seems great! Put into the context of Trump’s actual previous actions regarding any gun control, the words ring hollow.

And Americans on Twitter are quick to point this out:

Also, many people are poking holes in the theory that Trump’s solution would have prevented all gun massacres:

Others are voicing their distaste for all politicians that are taking money from the NRA (including Trump):

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