The Stoneman Douglas shooting has galvanized people.
Few Republicans have verbalized a need for gun-control legislation. Prohibiting teens from buying AR-15s or assault weapons has been raised much to the chagrin of the NRA. There is agreement that mentally ill individuals should not purchase a weapon of such destructive power.
The other “solution” is to arm teachers. Crises are situations that exist in chaos. Shooting an aggressor requires a certain mentality often tested in a crisis.
School security is paramount in the Republican plan with more guns, guards, security check points, but excluding an assault weapons ban. If the NRA protects the rights of their 5 million members, just who will pay for the guards, training and infrastructure? Are the remaining 318 million Americans responsible for the additional costs?
Perhaps, the NRA should fund the expenses that are associated with their “solution” ? This idea can be expanded later to the mass shootings at movie theaters, night clubs, malls,etc. Any Republican or Democrat, who accepts money from the NRA should be voted out.
The NRA spent $31 million to get Trump elected. Approximately 90 percent of their contributions since 1998 went to Republicans. Vote for change in 2018.
Bill Osak, Visalia