More Of The Gun Debate

If only that were true….a gun debate.

I wrote about the gun violence over this past weekend and I asked several questions……https://lobotero.com/2019/08/05/trump-on-gun-control/

I asked what if anything our dear beloved supreme leader would have to say or do…..I got my answer…..

The president on Monday spoke out against the weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio, first on Twitter and then in a 10-minute address from the Diplomatic Reception Room. Trump tweeted in part that “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying…. ….this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” CNN reports he did not mention background checks in his subsequent scripted remarks, where he spoke out against the internet, social media, and “the gruesome and grizzly video games that are now commonplace.” The president said that “in one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”

In the AP‘s view, Trump didn’t get specific about solutions and “signaled he would oppose large-scale gun control efforts pushed by Democrats,” which the AP saw as evident in his comment that “mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” The Washington Post, however, heard a number of “possible steps,” including a mention of “red-flag laws” designed to better surface mentally ill people who should be barred from buying guns. One other comment that gained attention: his closing remarks, in which USA Today reports Trump mistakenly stated, “May God bless the memory of those who died in Toledo. May God protect them.”

Dude the attack was in Dayton….not in Toledo.  I thought he watched the news.

Ever noticed how stiff and uncomfortable Trump appears when he has to stick to script?

We now have what Trump will do to prevent this from happening again…..control video games…..

Video games are partly to blame for mass shootings, Donald Trump has said.

Games that “celebrate violence” should be discouraged and made harder to buy, the president suggested.

“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society,” he said during a speech in the wake of a spate of shootings. “This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.

“It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this, and it has to begin immediately.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/trump-video-games-toledo-shooting-8chan-el-paso-press-conference-today-a9040066.html

That ought to make a difference.  The country can sleep well tonight.

Yet another cop out by a Repub on gun violence…..as usual and expected.

“It’s like this speech was written in an alternative universe where none of the things Trump did over the last month happened,” tweeted HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic.

Trump delivered the speech—his first public appearance since the tragedies—Monday morning from the White House flanked by Vice President Mike Pence. “In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy,” Trump said.

“These sinister ideologies must be defeated,” he continued. “Hate has no place in America.”

(Common Dreams)

But wait!  Trump is already trying to hold gun debate hostage…..

“We can never forget them, and those many who came before them,” Trump tweeted about the victims of the weekend’s carnage. “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!”

(Vice News)

Does not take a Repub to start waffling does it?

Homeboy Trump screwed up the city and then there is old Uncle Joe Biden who screwed up the state….

The Washington Examiner reports Joe Biden made a bigger goof at a San Diego fundraiser Sunday night when he referenced “the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before.”

In usual fashion Biden avoided offering any real solutions for the problem…..lip service is NOT a solution…as we well know after decades upon decades of violence and death.

This is exhausting.

I am finished.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

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2 thoughts on “More Of The Gun Debate

  1. So ban the video games, but not the guns? Killing things on screen is one thing, and not to be glorified.
    But using a real gun to kill real people is something very different indeed. Someone needs to get his priorities right.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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