To The Editor:
When it comes to school violence and gun control, Republicans blame everyone but the most responsible party—the National Rifle Association (NRA). In February, about 100 students who survived the shooting massacre in Florida boarded buses and traveled from the Fort Lauderdale area to Tallahassee to push for changes that they say could help prevent the next school shooting.
The GOP ignored them. But the Republican-controlled legislature of Florida finally took some steps to address—as they put it—a devastating public health risk. No, I’m not talking about voting on, or even considering, a ban on assault weapons. Nearly all 71 Republicans who have an “A” rating from the NRA refused to even bring it up for debate. Instead, they began debate on a bill that declares pornography a public health risk. Ah, the GOP and their priorities.
One question: If Republicans say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, does that mean the only thing that stops a bad guy with porn is a good guy with porn? Does it mean that if teens are bringing porn to school that Trump will recommend arming teachers with porn? Will Trump appoint Stormy Daniels to head the commission?
But maybe Republicans are right about today’s youth being pampered. How else can they explain the millions of teens who organized and protested throughout the country and other parts of the world in Saturday’s March for Our Lives? Imagine wanting to attend school and not be shot in the head. What spoiled brats!