It was too soon to talk about guns after Columbine, then the Sandy Hook massacre and so many other mass shootings since then. It was too soon after a gunman opened fire in Las Vegas last month, killing 58 people. And now, following the worst mass shooting in the history of Texas, it’s too soon to talk about guns, says Donald Trump who just said that it was a “mental health” issue. If the former reality show star wants to blame the fact that a mentally ‘deranged’ person had access to a gun, then he can blame himself, too. Last February, Trump overturned an Obama era policy that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.
The Texas shooter took at least 26 lives in the church massacre, including the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter. Following that, Trump did not call for a wall to be built around Texas but his reaction to crimes committed by Muslims is always swift and enthusiastic in hopes of furthering his agenda.
Trump blamed mental health on Sunday, calling the assailant a “very deranged individual.”
“Mental health is your problem here. This was a very, based on preliminary reports, a very deranged individual, a lot of problems over a long period of time. We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t a guns situation,” Trump said of the First Baptist Church shooting.
Trump added that it’s a “little bit soon” to be talking about guns and suggested that the death toll could have been higher had it not been for another armed individual who opened fire on the assailant, according to ABC.
“Fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise … it would have been much worse,” Trump said. “This is a mental health problem at the highest level.”
“Who would ever think a thing like this could happen?” Trump said.
— CNN (@CNN) November 6, 2017
After the terror attack in New York City, Trump immediately called for extreme vetting. This, too, was a terror attack but to Republicans, it’s too soon to talk about guns. As for Trump ridiculously stupid question, almost everyone knew something like this would happen again because our politicians won’t do anything to rectify the problem.
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