All the Things Republicans Blame for Mass Shootings Instead of Guns

All the Things Republicans Blame for Mass Shootings Instead of Guns

There are nearly 400 million guns in the U.S., but these many other things like doors are probably to blame.

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Following the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, that happened 10 days apart, Republicans have wasted absolutely no time blaming horrific gun violence on literally anything but the nearly 400 million guns in this country. In fact, they argue that we need MORE guns, not fewer. (But of course, guns were banned from President Donald Trump’s appearance at the NRA convention in Houston over the weekend.)

It looks like House Democrats are attempting to actually do something about the crisis: They will reportedly have a hearing this week on the Protecting Our Kids Act, which would ban large-capacity magazines and raise the age at which people can buy semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21. Next week, they’ll vote on a so-called “red-flag law,” which would ban people from buying or possessing guns if they pose a threat to themselves or others.

Republicans will probably vote against all of these measures and continue to blame their favorite culprits which now include wokeness and unlocked doors. Here are some of the wildest suggestions on what is responsible for mass shootings and the idiots who made them.

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Too many doors

Too many doors

enator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to guests during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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“One of the things that everyone agreed is don’t have all of these unlocked back doors. Have one door into and out of the school and have...armed police officers at that door,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz said on Fox News on Wednesday.

Nevermind that having only one usable door in a school would be a huge fire hazard.

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Marijuana

Marijuana

Laura Ingraham, American radio host, at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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“Why aren’t people in general not talking more about the pot psychosis–violent behavior connection?” Laura Ingraham asked on Fox News on Tuesday. She continued: “People like Beto [O’Rourke]... they are fine with doing a run on the guns and I guess you could argue that if that’s what you want to do—try to get rid of the Second Amendment—but yet [they are] completely oblivious to what the legalization of marijuana has done and is doing to an entire generation of Americans with violent consequences.”

Tell me you’ve never been high without telling me you’ve never been high.

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Unarmed teachers

Unarmed teachers

Former U.S. President Donald Trump points to the crowd on arrival at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas
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“It’s time to finally allow highly trained teachers to safely and discreetly concealed carry. Let them concealed carry,” former President Trump said at the NRA convention on Friday.

Nevermind that armed, presumably trained policeman were on the scene and did absolutely nothing to help.

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Godlessness

Godlessness

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“America is failing our youngest generations from decades of rejecting good moral values and teachings. We don’t need more gun control. We need to return to God,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said last Tuesday.

Nevermind that high rates of church attendance are correlated with gun ownership, which, again, is the problem.

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Abortion

Abortion

Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., asks questions during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing May 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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“Something has happened to our society. I go back to abortion, when we decided it was okay to murder kids in their mothers’ wombs. Life has no value to a lot of these folks,” Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) said Wednesday on the radio show “Wake Up Columbia.”

The lives of walking-around human beings have no value to folks like ole Billy.

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Wokeness

Wokeness

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is seen after the senate luncheons in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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“We stopped teaching values in so many of our schools. Now we’re teaching wokeness. We’re indoctrinating our children with things like CRT, telling, you know, some children they’re not equal to others and they’re the cause of other people’s problems,” Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson told Fox Business on Thursday.

Did a Toni Morrison novel murder 19 children in an elementary school last week? I didn’t think so.

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Single moms/porn 

Single moms/porn 

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“We need to address the culture of fatherlessness and drug addiction in our country, focus on the importance of family so that our next generation is guided and empowered with strong support systems,” Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance said in a Wednesday statement. Vance also said in an August 2021 interview: “I think the combination of porn, abortion have basically created a lonely, isolated generation that isn’t getting married, they’re not having families, and they’re actually not even totally sure how to interact with each other.”

Perhaps if an 18-year-old disturbed kid who’d threatened to rape and kill women online were not easily able to purchase an AR-15, he would not have been able to shoot up a school, despite his lack of a father figure.

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Gun-free school zones

Gun-free school zones

Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) draws a Ruger LCP handgun from his pocket during a rally in support of the Second Amendment on January 31, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky.
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“The [Gun-Free School Zones Act] was a knee jerk reaction in 1990 that has cost more lives than it has saved. REPEAL it now. Let bad guys know unceremonious death awaits them if they target our kids,” Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie said on Thursday.

A “gun free” sign on schools is not going to stop a school shooter, let’s not be ridiculous.

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The end of school prayer

The end of school prayer

Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth celebrate Independence Day on 'Fox & Friends Weekend' on July 04, 2021 in New York City.
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“We took God out of schools and we wonder how this evil comes in. We’ve left a vacuum there in the lives of so many children,” said Fox News’s Rachel Campos-Duffy on “Fox & Friends” in response to Ainsley Earheardt on Wednesday.

Again, making a kid say prayers is not going to address the issue of a violent, vindictive person having easy access to guns.

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Inadequate surveillance

Inadequate surveillance

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“It also suggests that society may have to adapt by rethinking our hands-off attitudes to antisocial behavior and mental illness. Security at schools and churches will need to be enhanced. Big Data may help law enforcement identify potential risks, and we may need to give them freer rein to intervene in borderline cases,” the Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote on Wednesday.

You’re almost there, WSJ...note the potential risks, and prevent them from fucking purchasing firearms.

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