The nation is in mourning after a killer opened fire on a school in Florida. As families pick up the pieces, the country is demanding answers.
It’s not easy to confront this kind of tragedy. Everyone has their own opinion on how to respond. Of course, political hacks will use it to push their agenda.
Thankfully, we have a President whose priorities are straight. He’s canceling his plans to focus on those most affected by this event.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he is planning a visit to the Florida town where a gunman opened fire on students and staffers, killing 17 and injuring several others.
“We comfort the grieving and the wounded and we hurt for the entire community in Parkland, Florida,” Trump said in his first public appearance since 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,” he said, without directly mentioning the controversial debate over gun control.
After the shooting, which left 17 people dead and 15 wounded, President Trump responded via Twitter. He wisely put the focus on mental health and the signs that suggested the killer would act.
“So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!”
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
Liberals are already screaming about gun control. They never stop to realize that sick individuals carry out these crimes. Eliminating guns won’t solve the problem. Having an alert society that can discover the warning signs can stop crimes before they happen.
President Trump is setting the right priorities. He is going to see the school, comfort the victims, and meet with local authorities. As President, he is not content with just delegating this issue away (like some other POTUS’s did). He is proving he puts American lives first, ahead of his own schedule or plans.
If we are going to end school shootings on this level, it will be because of leaders like Trump. The left will try to ban all guns, AR-15’s and everything else. Their solutions deprive law-abiding citizens of their rights (funny how that always happens).
But Trump is willing to take the much harder road and confront the real issues head-on. The rest of us must do the same.