This was written by Zoe Grey.
It was originally published on Mean Left Hook Politics on February 3, 2017
Unfortunately, the Republicans have gained control of Congress and the Presidency. The Republicans in the House have voted to overturn an Obama-law that banned people with serious illnesses from buying guns.
How in the fucking hell do they think this is a good idea? Most people who have serious mental illnesses are not capable of committing this kind of violence. However, they should not be handling firearms if they have a psychotic disorder. I worry about suicide more than a mass shooting, though.
Contrary to the NRA, not everyone needs to have a gun. We should be doing more to curb gun violence.
Republicans are just quick to blame people with mental illness when there is a mass shooting. They use that excuse to draw attention from the gun control issue. All it does is raise the stigma on people who are suffering from these diseases.
We need to be doing more to control the sale of guns, but President Trump is the NRA’s (National Rifle Association) bitch.
Trump is a proponent of the “good guy with a gun” mentality. After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in June, Trump said:
“If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here—right to their waist or right to their ankle … and one of the people in that room happened to have it and goes ‘boom, boom,’ you know what? That would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks.”
Please, Trump. We don’t need any more deaths.