As city streets in six continents around the world are taken over by the planet’s youth, the White House has announced the president’s Saturday plans. As children march for stricter gun laws so the 1 school shooting per week average America’s gun nuts wear so proudly will become an awful lesson in history, and become known as a time that the world stood up against tools of violence and the mass producers of them.
Americans in particular are tired of living in fear because gun lobbyists own the Republican party, and therefore dictate its every move concerning gun policies and legislation. That’s why it’s harder to get a license to drive a car than it is to own a high-powered deadly weapon used to, you know, shoot stuff.
The White House released this ridiculous response to the ‘March For Our Lives’ happening now around the globe:
“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today. Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President’s, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] and STOP School Violence Acts, and signed them into law,” the statement read. “Additionally, on Friday, the Department of Justice issued the rule to ban bump stocks following through on the President’s commitment to ban devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”
The president really couldn’t care less, however, and at this point, his behavior is a disrespectful slap in the face to the families of the victims of every school shooting since Columbine. It’s an assault on the lives of the young people marching today. And it is a complete and total disregard for the safety of America’s citizens.
Instead of worrying about things like stopping the next school shooting, due in mere days according to statistics, Donald Trump has taken his wide ass to the golf range to do one of only a handful of things he’s actually okay at. Trump showed up at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida to hit some balls while the nation’s youth tackles the actual issues at hand.
According to NBC:
“Trump visited his golf clubs more than 90 times in his first official year in office. However, the precise number of times Trump has actually played golf is difficult to track. His administration has tried to hide Trump’s activity, keeping his traveling press pool away and often refusing to confirm whether he has played golf. Instead, social media has become a source of crowd-sourced reporting into the president’s whereabouts.”
Sounds about right. Get mad.