There is no debating that what occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day of 2018 was a horrifying tragedy worthy of discussion. The only argument occurs when the attack is blamed on guns.
Certainly, it was a predictable move from the liberal left, who are never shy about exploiting emotional tragedy for their own personal and financial gains. Due to the fact that the Parkland massacre was carried out using firearms, the democratic fear mongers put on a pot of coffee and got to work, smearing any candidate, congressman, or company with ties to the National Rifle Association, and beginning a campaign of actively participating in discrimination against gun owners.
Then, when they felt it was the perfect time to dig the heel of their boot into our larynx, the resort to trotting out the Governor of Florida, who has already been mortified on a daily basis with stories of grief and death, in order to sign knee-jerk, Second Amendment-weakening legislation.
“The measure would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extend a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns and ban bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire.
In schools, it would create a ‘guardian’ program enabling staff with law enforcement training and school district approval to carry concealed handguns on campus. It would create new mental health programs for schools and establish an anonymous tip line where students and others could report threats. It also seeks to improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.”
Of course, the newly vilified NRA had a swift retort.
“The NRA opposes raising age limits to buy weapons or imposing new waiting periods. In a statement Thursday, NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer called the bill ‘a display of bullying and coercion’ that would violate Second Amendment rights and punish law-abiding citizens.”
With Florida’s open wound still stinging at the lightest breeze, conservatives must look elsewhere in order to prevent similar nonsense from finding its way into state senates. We mustn’t let the actions of a mentally deranged man who heard “demon voices” affect the lessons of the Founding Fathers.