Thursday, 15 February 2018

Still Too Soon?

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie: 'Now is the time for this country to have a real conversation on sensible gun control laws'.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions:  'This situation that we're seeing just cannot continue'.

Sheriff Scott Israel: 'I'm going to be very animated about what I think this country can do to prevent future tragedies'.

Governor Rick Scott: 'The violence has to stop. We cannot lose another child in this country to violence in a school'.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson: 'Sandy Hook, Pulse nightclub, Fort Lauderdale airport, Las Vegas and now Parkland, Florida - when is this going to stop?"

Senator Chris Murphy: 'Don't tell me tomorrow isn't the appropriate time to debate gun violence'.

but...

Florida Senator Marco Rubio: 'It is too soon to debate whether tighter gun laws could have stopped it. You should know the facts of that incident before you run out and prescribe some law that you claim could have prevented it'.
It remains to be seen whether the US Congress will act to introduce tougher gun control after this latest shooting but i'm guessing not so if you missed this one don't worry, there will be another mass shooting of children coming to America shortly.

5 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

if we confiscate all guns from legal gun owners you will still have millions of guns in the hands of gangs, drug runners, and other criminals. then there will be the gun smuggling.

also, the UK doesn't have thousands of miles of border with a violent nation like Mexico. I live 150 miles from the border, that is a mere 2 hour drive. places like el paso, laredo, san diego, tucson have no buffer. i would not live in those cities without a gun. look at what happens on the mexico side, versus the US side in regard to mass killings... we are beginners compared to the mexican criminals.

my brother-in-law is a ranch manager in south texas about 20 miles from the border. hordes of mexicans and other south americans pour across the border and often through his ranch. they are now escorted by armed guides. they also are quite willing to break into homes and other buildings and steal the place blind.

without guns that will likely expand...

Falling on a bruise said...

You don't need to confiscate guns, there are plenty of things the Government could do to make gun ownership too expensive, too difficult or just plain too much of a hassle.

Keep Life Simple said...

Except Americans already have 300 million guns. In Texas, legally owned guns represent 25% of households. Same in most states except NY, Cali, Illinois.

Keep Life Simple said...

Of course, it is the criminals that are the concern... they don’t turn in their guns. If they will pay hundreds of dollars for cocaine, why wouldn’t they pay $1,000 for a gun.

Falling on a bruise said...

The government ( not NRA friendly trump) will have to be subtle and chip away at it as not to scare the natives, make owning a gun an expensive and difficult chore.