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Thursday, February 15, 2018

"The Love of Money is the Root of All Evil"



As of Valentines Day 2018, there have been 18 school shootings in America in 2018, an average of one every 60 hours.


“It’s a terrible tragedy, and sadly we’ve been here before,” [Florida Attorney General Pam] Bondi noted.

“I have five advocates headed in right now, I will have at least ten more tomorrow, driving in from all over the state,” she promised.

“We will pay for the funeral expenses of these poor victims and do everything we can to help their families,” Bondi continued.

“The state of Florida, we will pay for counseling for the surviving victims,” she continued. “We will pay for students who need counseling.”

And Sen. Ted Cruz this morning:

“We have seen that evil can occur whether in Parkland or in a church in Texas or in schools across the country,” he insisted. “I mean, there are murderers. Evil is sadly always present and we need to do what we can to act to prevent it. Sometimes you see brave heroes who are able to step forward. Sometimes you have heroes that are armed and can engage the killer and stop them and save people’s lives.”

Because government sure as hell can't do anything about it.  And why is that?  Politics, of course!

Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt noted that “Democrats are calling for gun control, they’re talking about not allowing you to buy the AR-15 anymore.”

“We have seen multiple shootings recently, mass shootings using this weapon,” she said. “You’re a parent, you have young girls who are going to grow up and go to school as well.”

“The reaction of Democrats to any tragedy is to try to politicize it,” Cruz complained. “They immediately start calling that we’ve got to take away the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. That’s not the right answer.”

Cruz, who reportedly has taken more money from pro-gun groups than any member of Congress, said that victims of mass shootings have told him that “gun control is not the answer here.”

Of course it isn't; how could it be?  ("Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you!  Amen!")

“The answer is to focus on criminals, to focus on violent criminals,” he remarked. “This individual appears to have significant issues with mental illness. I think we will certainly be asking were there signs of mental illness, could we have stepped in and prevented this before hand?”

Clearly the solution is thought control!  Lock up people we think don't think good!

Cruz also asserted that President Barack Obama shared the blame for a mass shooting that killed 26 at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

“Had the Obama administration simply followed federal law and enforced the law, existing gun laws made it illegal for the Sutherland Springs shooter to buy a gun,” he opined. “But the Obama administration failed to report his criminal conviction so he wasn’t in the background check system.”

Well, sure....

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