Sen. Marco Rubio’s reaction to the Valentine Day Massacre was to do nothing. They all get on stage and do a little tap dancing, and tell the world how terrible the massacre was. They might look into the camera and promise to enact change. Did you see Trump’s reaction? He did the same exact thing. Republicans must have a script on what to say in situations like this.
I’d imagine that if I was a republican politician, this would be the most difficult part of the job. After all, politicians face elections. How do you get behind a microphone and justify your refusal to save the lives of the people that elect you? How do you win reelection if your legislation is bought by the NRA? Especially, if this legislation is why thousands of people die a year?
Sen. Marco Rubio refuses to restrict gun ownership. Do you think that has anything to do with the $3.3 million that the NRA has given him? Imagine that. An elected official refuses to enact legislation that would save countless children’s lives, because his donors would not contribute money to him. This disgusting snake says,
“If we do something, it should be something that works. And the struggle up to this point has been that most of the proposals that have been offered would not have prevented, not just yesterday’s tragedy, but any of those in recent history,” Rubio added. “Just because these proposals would not have prevented these does not mean that we therefore raise our hands and say, ‘Therefore, there’s nothing we can do.'” CNN
What’s the harm in trying to make guns illegal? Whats the worst that could happen if you just test it for a few years? See how many high school shootings occur in two years, if guns are illegal.
Another contradiction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s assertion, is when you look at places where guns are illegal. Cops don’t even carry guns in England. According to a USA Today article from last year, compared England, with a population of 56 million and 50-60 gun deaths a year to America, that is six times larger in population but has 160 times more gun deaths.
In 1996, England reacted much differently than us to a school shooting. They immediately banned assault rifles and hand guns and tightened background checks. Hundreds of thousands of guns were taken off the streets of England. As a result, England’s gun deaths became almost non-existant.
Japan is another example of what smart gun legislation could do to prevent gun deaths. Guns are not illegal in Japan, however in 2014, there were only six gun deaths in Japan – one of the lowest amounts in the world. You could get a gun in Japan, it just isn’t very easy. In America, you could have gun complications on your record and still go out and buy a gun! In Japan it isn’t so easy.
You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95%.
There are also mental health and drugs tests. Your criminal record is checked and police look for links to extremist groups. Then they check your relatives too – and even your work colleagues. And as well as having the power to deny gun licences, police also have sweeping powers to search and seize weapons.
That’s not all. Handguns are banned outright. Only shotguns and air rifles are allowed. BBC
The day after the worst shooting in the state of Florida, Senator Rubio has the gall to stand in front of all of those grief stricken victims and lie. You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr. Rubio.