WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2022) some gun owners have posted on Twitter that gun control does not stop or deter mass murders. More than 212 mass murders have been committed in the United States this year alone, including 27 mass shootings at schools.
The Robb Elementary school mass shooting was devastating, that left 19 innocent students, 2 teachers dead and 17 students injured.
Sadly, Nikki Goeser’s husband was killed in a gun free zone and they couldn’t defend themselves from a man, not a gun, intent on killing her husband.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 27, 2022
Red flag laws won’t stop murders and will only hurt gun owners.
End gun free zones and empower people to protect themselves. https://t.co/7xkbfc1EEy
The hashtag #GunOwnersForSafety circulated on Twitter in an effort to ask for gun legislation that would not prevent future shootings and mentally challenged individuals from obtaining guns.
Salvador Ramos did not have a criminal and would not have been denied the right to purchase the guns used during the Robb Elementary mass shooting.
Ramos was able to purchase and used two AR-15-style rifles during the shooting which he purchased on his 18th birthday a few days before the shooting. Some social media users are now calling for Congress to take action to address mental illness since gun control will not prevent mentally ill criminals from acting out against communities, schools, malls, and other public and private places.
But the hash tag #mentalhealth has been ignored by politicians in defund the police cities and states.
Democrats never fail to politicize a tragedy. The party that claims to want “common sense gun laws” once again shows it really just wants to demonize all gun owners instead of engaging in honest dialogue. https://t.co/MsASrw0K4g— Virginia GOP (@VA_GOP) May 27, 2022
Supporters of school safety tweeted ““Every school in the country should have a single point of entry.” —
“Every school in the country should have a single point of entry.” — @AndrewPollackFL, who lost his daughter Meadow in the 2018 Parkland shooting, demands we protect our kids. Listen to my full interview with Andrew, only on @QuakeMedia: https://t.co/k2zVoMLkqP pic.twitter.com/SKfh5sptiC— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 27, 2022
Andrew Pollack who lost his daughter in the Parkland mass shooting tweeted “realTeamMTG understands the importance of securing our schools! #FixIt.” Andrew Pollack has dedicated his life to preventing school shootings like the one that took the life of his daughter Meadow.
In a second tweet Pollack tweeted “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! FUND SCHOOL SAFETY IN THE USA!”
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 26, 2022
FUND SCHOOL SAFETY IN THE USA! https://t.co/BTqhR16PzP
In a third tweet Pollack said ” Chuck Schumer wants more school shootings to benefit his fundraising. Schumer blocks Senate GOP school safety bill, angering Republicans | Fox News”
Chuck Schumer wants more school shootings to benefit his fundraising.— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 26, 2022
Schumer blocks Senate GOP school safety bill, angering Republicans | Fox News https://t.co/OEtR3qk6hY
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a gun control ruling as early as next week.
The high court is hearing a challenge to a century-old law in New York that restricts who can carry a gun in public and requires people to obtain a special license. In the past, the court has agreed with supporters of the 2nd amendment. The court also ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller case on June 26, 2008, and held (5–4) that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms independent of service in a state militia and to use firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense within the home.
Second Amendment advocates say residents shouldn’t have to prove they need a concealed weapon, because, they say, the right is guaranteed by the Constitution.
Source: Twitter, AP News, and Reuters