Mitch McConnell claims that there is not much the federal government can do about school shootings.

By | 2018-07-06T11:39:22+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

You know, except for everything.

Courtesy of the Lexington Herald-Leader:

In 2018, at least 26 students have died in five school shootings in America. Two of those deaths came in a shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky.

On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn’t think Congress can do much to address the issue.

“I don’t think at the federal level there’s much that we can do other than appropriate funds,” McConnell told a group of community leaders in Danville Tuesday.

McConnell’s comments come in the wake of a national push to strengthen gun safety laws in America, and in the midst of a proposed property tax increase by Fayette County schools to boost school safety measures in the district.

What Mitch McConnell was really trying to say is that there is not much that the federal government is WILLING to do about school shootings as long as he is in charge. 

But there is, in fact, plenty that the federal government can do, including money for increased mental health screenings, more comprehensive background checks, and making it illegal to sell certain weapons to the public without a special permit and purpose for owning such a weapon. 

But none of that will happen with Mitch McConnell in charge of the Senate because he is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA.

Oh, and he is also a fucking POS.

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4 Comments

  1. Beaglemom July 6, 2018 at 4:11 am

    And McConnnell’s proudest moment was announcing that he wouldn’t allow President Obama to name Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. McConnell, as leader of the GOP in Congress, is as guilty of destroying the United States of America as Don the Con himself. Both are Putin’s puppets.

  2. anonymous July 6, 2018 at 6:09 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/06/cohen-hires-lawyer-who-wants-to-avenge-hillary-in-move-he-is-ready-to-flip.html

    ” many people remained skeptical and said that Cohen could be making a public plea for a pardon from the president instead of indicating a readiness to turn state’s witness.

    By hiring a lawyer and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, however, it has now become very clear that Cohen no longer sees himself as part of Trump’s team, confirming his interview comments that he has no more loyalty to the president.”

  3. anonymous July 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    So someone who may or may not be aware that “something’s not right” but has no health insurance and lives in an area where mental health care is either nonexistent or a privilege of the rich and/or insured, only need to try and buy a gun to get the therapy s/he needs? If more pre-gun purchase mental health exams show up people who ought not to have a gun, what happens? Provide that person with the funds for therapy and medicine, possibly for a lifetime, or just turn that person loose on the street until somehow s/he gets a gun and starts checking out schools and newspaper offices? Shit, I went to half a dozen, easy, shrinks and therapists and swallowed a boatload of pills and finally spent the better part of a year as a voluntary psych in-patient before, FINALLY, after nearly 20 years of struggling and failing, I got a psychiatrist who actually heard what I was saying and turned my life around.

    Now just how much time and psychiatric effort do you think would be necessary to screen a prospective gun buyer and slap his hand at a gun show?

    Oh, about screening tests? I spent like an hour or more taking one of those tests. Supposed to shorten the time of therapy. The results showed I was depressed, homesick, and sick of my spouse. Duhhh.

    • Anon July 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      I am sorry that you struggled for twenty years. It is unrealistic to expect or set a goal to prevent 100% of gun deaths or shootings. However there are means to reduce the occurrences and reduce injuries and fatalities oh high capacity weapons. Gun shows and selling guns on Craigslist can be outlawed. Fines and some jail time might increase parents locking guns up reducing accidental shootings by young children that find unsecured guns. Mandatory background checks and a waiting period would also make a positive difference.

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