For much of the past decade, Democrats have been pushing for more laws and funding to deal with mental health as they relate to gun violence. Some Democrats have claimed that if more could be done for mental health that gun violence, school shootings and other mass shootings would be reduced.
After the tragic school shooting in Florida last week, a number of Republicans have begun talking about the need to do more for mental health, which played a key role in last week’s shootings. One would think that this would please Democrats, but many of them are complaining that Republicans are using mental health to divert the discussion from gun control.
(The Hill) – The Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead has reopened a debate about whether a focus on mental health is the answer to gun violence.
Both President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pointed to mental health reforms as a solution following the shooting.
“We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health,” Trump said in his first public comments about the latest mass shooting in the United States.
Democrats accused the GOP of misdirecting the national conversation, arguing that while mental health might be part of the solution, the focus must be on gun control…
It’s plain to see that Democrats are not happy with anything Republicans do regardless if it is what they wanted all along. If Republicans, including President Donald Trump were switch their entire agenda to mimic that of Democrats, the Democrats would still be upset and find something to complain about, proving my point that they should be renamed as the Spoiled Brat Party, since that is how they act.