The President and his wife also paid tributes to doctors and emergency workers for quickly transporting people to the hospital after the attack on Wednesday at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. All the “family men” who care so much about their community that we need laws, real laws that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people that are going to shoot our kids. After 13 school shootings, Rick Scott looked the other way.
While adult politicians including Florida Senator Marco Rubio insisted tighter firearms laws would not have prevented the massacre, students who survived the shooting emerged as powerful advocates of gun control.
Trump’s Florida trip is not unusual.
Before he was a candidate, Trump at one point favored some tighter gun regulations.
“This makes no sense”, Fred Guttenberg, who lost his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, said, according to Palm Beach Post. “You need to help us, now”. We can not lose another child in this country because of violence in our schools. An avid supporter of the National Rifle Association, he did not mention the renewed debate over gun violence, ignoring a shouted question about gun laws.
Kimmel kept addressing Trump by adding that politicians and the president like to say that mass shootings are a mental health issue.
But his latest budget request would slash Medicaid, the major source of federal funding for treating mental health problems, and cut school safety programs by more than a third. 16-year-old Jonah Neal allegedly pulled out a gun on campus and pointed it at people, later firing shots into the air.
In the wake of Wednesday’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., it seems no one is more fed up with lawmakers’ continued inaction on gun control than Stoneman students themselves.
Yet this troubled teenager, whose behaviour had already raised a number of red flags, was able to go into a gun shop and buy a powerful assault rifle, the AR-15, which is the most commonly used weapon in U.S. mass shootings.
Trump did not answer reporters, who asked if Congress needed to step in with tougher gun-control legislation. On Thursday, the president delivered a statement on the Parkland shooting from the Diplomatic Room of the White House. “Incredible recovery”, Trump said while at the hospital.
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior.
He has not yet proposed any specific policies.