Only a few hours after the shooting at Stoneman High School, the tired old gun debate was already raging red hot. Like the tears streaming down the face of lady liberty. Despite the tragedy, leftists have been screaming “gun control” until their throats are hoarse. Guns are the problem. Nay, nay, say some. It’s mental health that’s the problem.
Like Broward County Public Schools Superintendent, Robert Runcie, who said he believes mental health, not guns, is the largest issue threatening schools.
“What I would say, we cannot live in a world built on fear. We have to do what we can to make sure that we provide the greatest safety measures we can for our kids. What I’ll tell you is that mental health issues in this country are growing and they are a big challenge and something that needs to certainly be addressed within our school systems as well as in the broader society to ensure that these kind of tragedies don’t continue.”
“We’ve got to be able to recognize individuals that are in distress that have challenges and be able to find ways to support them… No sane person is going to go and commit such an atrocity. So I would say that is something that we have to deal with,” Runcie said.
Guns shoot themselves as much as spoons make a feminist fat. Doesn’t happen. Just like this school official was saying, a person has to be crazy to shoot up a school. If the issue is mental health, enforcing more gun laws won’t solve the problem (see Now the U.K. is Suffering from a ‘Knife Violence’ Epidemic…).
It’s not healthy to argue politics so soon after a tragedy. Some might even say it’s downright disrespectful. Yet here we are, with gun control activists attacking the NRA and mocking conservatives for saying it’s “too soon to talk gun control” and instead offering thoughts and prayers. The nerve on those decent human beings.
Despite what’s happening on social media today, there is a way to civilly discuss guns. Watch: