Following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and dozens injured, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio Rubio did what conservatives do after every mass shooting: politicize the tragedy by telling people the shouldn’t politicize it.
While talking to Fox News’s Pete Doocy, Rubio said it wasn’t appropriate to discuss gun regulations after over a dozen people were shot and by someone officials knew was a threat.
“It’s not, only because people don’t know how this happened,” Rubio said. “[We don’t know] who this person is, what motivated them, how did they get a hold of the weapon that they used for this attack.”
Of course, everyone knows who the shooter is. Nicholas Cruz, a 19-year-old Trump supporter who even posted images of his weapons and ammunition for the past year.
“I think it’s important to know all of that before you jump to conclusions that there’s some law we could have passed that could have prevented it,” he continued. “There may be, but shouldn’t we at least know the facts?”
We know the facts. We’ve known the facts every time a shooting has occurred. Somebody who should not have been able to get their hands on weapons was able to. We don’t need to know the nuance of each shooter to understand the overarching problem.
“I think that we can always have that debate, but if you’re going to have the debate about this particular incident, you should know the facts of that incident before you run out and prescribe some law you claim could have prevented it,” he also claimed.
Now is definitely the time to discuss gun control. The Republicans are trying to gaslight Americans into thinking they are bad people for bringing up the issue after a shooting. What’s really happening is that they are more concerned with pleasing the NRA that protecting Americans.
Republican cowardice and corruption is the only reason events like this keep happening, especially since this doesn’t happen in other developed countries.
Watch Rubio’s interview below:
.@marcorubio on reaction to FL school shooting: "People don't know how this happened: who this person is, what motivated them…I think it's important to know all of that before you jump to conclusions that there's some law that we could have passed that could have prevented it." pic.twitter.com/jmIOBGAiVx
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 14, 2018