After Making It Easier For Mentally Ill People To Get Guns, Trump Decries Gun Violence
After Making It Easier For Mentally Ill People To Buy Guns, Trump Says He’s Doing A Lot About Gun Violence
The president of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump has stated that he is doing a lot about gun violence in the country on Sunday.
Analysts, however, claim that what he really did was make it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns.
Watch Video of Trump claiming he is doing a lot to prevent gun violence:
Trump claims to be doing "a lot" about gun violence when he has made it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns. pic.twitter.com/6UsAwjf1p9
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 4, 2019
Trump said on Sunday, “We’re talking to a lot of people and a lot of things are in the works. And we have done much more than most administrations, and it’s not talked about very much, but we’ve done actually a lot but perhaps more has to be done.
“But this is also a mental illness problem. If you look at both of these cases, this is mental illness. These are people that are very, very seriously mentally ill.
“So a lot of things are happening, a lot of things are happening right now, and I will see you tomorrow at 10:00.”
Critics of Trump insisted that hasn’t done anything substantive to prevent gun violence and mass shootings, rather, that he has made it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns by reversing a President Barack Obama era regulation that blocked Social Security disability recipients with mental disorders from buying guns.
They lamented that White House went so far as to hide pictures of Trump signing the reversal.
“Trump has done a lot on the gun issue, but none of it was designed to make it more difficult for people who shouldn’t have easy access to guns to buy them.
“If recent history is our guide, Trump will announce on Monday morning more mental health steps and possibly an investigation into the video game industry.
“Trump, like every other Republican, will find a way to blame everything else, but the ease of access to deadly guns,” they said
In other reports, Beto O’Rourke blamed Trump and didn’t pull any punches while some in the corporate media refuse to blame Trump’s racism for the mass killings.
Some in the media are still pretending not to know the motives of the # ElPaso and #Dayton mass shooters, but Beto O’Rourke knows, and he is laying the blame on Donald Trump.
Some in the media are still pretending not to know the motives of the # ElPaso and #Dayton mass shooters, but Beto O'Rourke knows, and he is laying the blame on Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/3n04FZSoAN
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 4, 2019
O’Rourke said on MSNBC’s AM Joy:
We got to meet with some of those families and victims last night. So many of them pulling through against the longest odds, multiple gunshot wounds, multiple family members and showing extraordinary strength.
“So this is one of the strongest places in the world, and if it’s ever been tested, it is now. But El Paso is going to pull through, overcome.
“And I hope that we’re going to be able to help lead this country in ensuring this does not continue to happen, that this is not the new normal.
“You asked about what we’re learning about the investigation.
“Some preliminary signs this was motivated by hatred, by racism, specifically against immigrants here in a community that’s 85% Mexican-American, with nearly a quarter of those with whom I lived were born in another country.
“The kind of place Donald Trump has warned the rest of America about, talking about invasions and caravans and Mexican immigrants being rapists and criminals despite the fact that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the United States of America today and has been for the last 20 years.
“So joy I’m saying that there is a connection between this racism and this rhetoric including from the president and what we saw in El Paso yesterday.
“We have to put an end to it.”
Continuing, he noted:
“I think this is the moment where you need to specifically describe immigrants as being a source of strength and also safety and security for this country.
“We know the numbers bear this out that immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than those born in this country, and yet despite that the president has been trying to stoke and instill fear in this country about immigrants.
“And that fear found a home, it looks like, in yesterday’s killing. Taking the lives of at least 20 El Pasoans, fueled by a fear of those who are different.
“And that difference by the president described as something that is dangerous, asylum seekers he described as an infestation, caravans that are going to invade in this country, Muslims that posed an inherent risk to this country and must be banned from entering, this helps to set the tone and create the environment for these kinds of acts of hatred and violence and intolerance.”
The President Of The United States sets the cultural tone for the country, and Donald Trump has been accused of preaching racism, hatred, and invasion for years.
Those who are mentally unwell hear Trump’s words as a call to action. Donald Trump didn’t pull any triggers, but he is planting seeds in minds with his talk of immigrant invasions, and racist attacks.