(EFE).- Former United States President Donald Trump Friday lashed out at the “grotesque effort” to control arms sales and accused the Democrats of “politicizing” the shooting at a school in Uvalde in Texas that killed 19 children and two teachers.
Rejecting the calls to restrict gun ownership, Trump said gun control policies would have done “absolutely nothing” to prevent the rampage on Tuesday when an 18-year-old gunman with a legally-bought AR-15-style rifle caused the mayhem to mark the deadliest school shooting in the state’s history.
The ex-president was speaking at the annual convention of the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun rights organization in the country.
He called for beefing up the security at schools, including armed guards posted at a single entry and exit point, putting metal detectors, and building doors that can be locked from the inside to prevent “intruder access.”
The former president, applauded several times at the event, began his speech by lamenting the massacre, which he described as a “savage atrocity,” and read the names of the 21 victims with the sound of bells ringing in the background.
Trump placed all the blame on the shooter’s mental health, ignoring the role of weapons in the shooting. “The monster that committed this crime is pure evil, pure cruelty, pure hate.”
He said decent Americans should be allowed the firearms needed to defend against “evil.”
“The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens. The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens,” he said at the event in Houston, Texas.
He made a strong statement in defense of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees the “right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
There have been growing calls from reform advocates seeking to change laws to curb the growing gun violence.
Trump lashed out at the Democrats for “using the tears of families” to call for greater gun control.
“Every time a disturbed or demented person commits such a hideous crime, there is always a grotesque effort by some in our society to use the suffering of others to advance their own extreme political agenda,” Trump said.
He rejected the criticism against the “wonderful NRA,” the pro-gun lobby group for the tragedy, saying “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
President Joe Biden has blamed the gun lobby in the wake of the shootings.
“When Joe Biden blamed the gun lobby, he was talking about Americans like you and along with countless other Democrats this week he was shamefully suggesting that Republicans are somehow OK with letting school shootings happen – they’re not OK with it,” Trump said.
As Trump spoke, thousands of people gathered outside the Houston Convention Center to protest against the NRA’s annual conference, which took place despite calls to cancel it after the massacre.
Texas Governor, Republican Greg Abbott, did not attend the event. EFE
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Yeah, Buddy—if we could just tame those awful guns, maybe the ill-intentioned users who get them into their hands would be so flustered they wouldn’t know what to do. We have to re-educate these vile inanimate objects to understand that they can’t just go off indiscriminately, killing a bunch of people whenever they feel like it. They have been allowed to get away with it for too long.
Need some more gun control laws—don’t know what the magic number is, but need some more. Gotta ban these “assault weapons”, too—they’re the worst—like no other kind will do any damage—but, hey—it looks good and sounds good that we want to get rid of them.
Maybe some more background checks, too—oh, and let’s raise the age at which guns can be purchased. Nobody will think to use the black market.
Let’s abolish the 2nd amendment and the NRA while we’re at it. Who needs those around?
The preceding BS is brought to you by your totally incompetent Democrat Party. Vote for us because we care about ya’ and we want to get things done.
NO AMOUNT of new laws will change things, IF THE OLD ONES already existing DON’T get enforced!!
We do not have a ‘gun violence’ problem, we have a ‘criminal violence’ problem. I’ve used my gun twice to thwart possible ‘criminal’ behavior when I was with my wife and two young daughters. I didn’t need to point it or wave it, I only had to show it and the threat immediately backed off.
“Guns do only what their handlers manipulate them to do.”
When Cain killed Able. God di9d not confiscate all rocks.
God blamed Cain, not the rock.
Blame the sociality that teaches Hate and not Love and does not hold everyone responsible for their own actions.
The ways of Jesus is Love, the ways of Satan is Hate.
Just look at what the Satanic, demonic Democrat Party teaches, approves of and supports.
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
‘The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished;
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
The problem is the Democrat party and their divide and conquer tactics.
Democrats against Republicans
Women against men
Blacks against white
Blacks against law enforcement
LGBT & pro abortion against Christians
Children against parents.
Anarchists against our Constitutional rights, especially freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
“The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens.”
Unless you are part of that evil, and from what I have been seeing these last couple of decades, the hierarchy of the Democrat Party with their grotesque openly contemptuous grasping for complete and total control of the Country, and the subjugation and passive submissiveness of Us the citizenry, have more than qualified for that distinction.
And taking the bullets points from papatriot, clearly outline the evil they are perpetuating, and so of course they want to deprive us of our Second Amendment Rights for the very reason they were included by the Founding Fathers in the first place. Not for hunting. Not for practice at a shooting range. But to protect ourselves from tyranny, foreign, or domestic!
This Memorial Day Weekend, let’s not forget those who gave all, just to let their sacrifices be in vain.
We cannot submit to their totalitarianism.
they do not want law abiding citizens they want submissive slaves to the government of the new world order!!!!!
wake up folks!
On this shooting and Parkland the back round checks failed because even though both lunatics had a documented history of mental illness, no one bothered to send the info to the ATF. At Columbine the shooters broke 19 law involving guns and explosives. Notice not one of those laws stopped them. We need laws where the law abiding citizens with guns can shoot the criminal without fear of criminal prosecution or being sued. The only good bad guy with a gun is a DEAD bad guy with a gun.
AND why is it, when these shootings DO happen, and the ‘authorities were informed but no one put the info in system etc”, WE DO NOT HEAR any charges of incompetence or other crime(s), against said individuals??