In the wake of the horrible school shooting in Florida, some people largely renewed their push for gun control measures, believing it would’ve prevented the tragic incident. But the South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy doesn’t think that way.
In an appearance at Fox News’ ‘America Newsroom,’ Gowdy said that he would be happy if there is a bill that would stop future shootings and noted that laws alone can’t stop mass shootings.
Gowdy first apologized to the current generation of children for having to witness such horrible events.
“There is no place that seems safe in our society,” he said. “So as devastating as the loss of life is, the loss of innocence for this generation of children, I don’t know anyone who would not pass a bill today that would prevent the next mass shooting.”
He also called people first to get the facts about the shooting before advocating for policy prescriptions.
“I don’t know anyone who would not pass a law today to prevent the next mass shooting, but to Sen. Rubio’s point, you gotta find out how he accessed the gun, we have to find out whether there was a data point in his background where someone could have reported it, whether or not he accessed the gun legally or illegally,” Gowdy explained.
“Usually at about this time, we hear about the gun show loophole, fine, close the gun show loophole, but how many mass killings have resulted from guns purchased at gun shows?” he added.
“If you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it,” he concluded.
Trey Gowdy smashed the liberal narrative about gun control.
“Before we begin to advocate for new laws, I think it is imminently fair to say how are we doing enforcing the ones we currently have?” he said.
Instead of putting the blame on the guns we should be redirected it to the shooters, most of who are mentally ill and should be getting treatment.
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