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Ted Cruz’s Solution To The Mass Shooting Problem: Imprison The Mentally Ill

Now that the problem of mass shootings and gun violence are back on the front page as a result of what transpired in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, the debate has begun once again on the issue of sensible gun control.

During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, there was a great deal of talk about possibly banning assault weapons such as the one used by the Boulder shooter, strengthening background checks for gun buyers, and other reforms that have sadly been discussed thousands of times before whenever innocent people are slain by a weapon of mass murder.

But something Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said during the hearing was especially chilling, not only because it suggested just how deeply in debt Cruz is to the gun lobby, but also because it called for putting people with mental illness into prison if they are caught with a gun.

Specifically, Cruz remarked:

“The senator from Connecticut knows that is false, and he knows that’s false, because Sen. [Chuck] Grassley and I together introduced legislation … targeted at violent criminals, targeted at felons, targeted at fugitives, targeted at those with serious mental disease to stop them from getting firearms and put them in prison when they try to illegally buy guns.”

So now mental illness will be a crime instead of a disease? On antidepressants? You can buy a gun, but you’ll be sent to prison if you do under Cruz’s deeply flawed logic.

Also, Cruz’s comments completely ignore the real problem that exists in this country: There’s too many damn guns! Does anyone actually believe that more guns is the answer to the problem of gun violence? That’s absurd! It makes no damn sense whatsoever. But it does allow Cruz and his GOP colleagues to continually suck on the teat of big gunmakers who are only too happy to buy U.S. senators if that’s what it takes for them to remain in business. Apparently, money trumps human life when it comes to Cruz and his ilk.

If Republicans cannot rationally discuss the gun problem in this country, maybe it’s time we make them the permanent minority party.

 

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Parkland Survivor: Trump’s Plan To Arm Teachers Is ‘Absolute Madness’ (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has decided that the way to end school shootings is to do exactly what the NRA wants: Put more guns in the hands of more people.

But those who survived the most recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, are speaking out and letting Trump know they don’t agree with his absurd proposal.

Sam Zeif, who was at the White House Wednesday to meet with Trump, said on CNNThursday that more guns are not the solution:

“Teachers go through emotions every day, just like students do, just like mentally ill people do, just like everyone. Teachers are faced with a responsibility every single day of molding young lives and mentoring them and being there for them. Why should they have to be faced with the responsibility with whether they’re going to have to kill them that day?”

Nicole Hockley, who lost her son in the massacre at the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, echoed Zeif’s words, commenting:

“I don’t think it’s a reasonable suggestion at all. I don’t think it’s something the politicians should be talking about. Ask any teacher — teachers have no desire to be armed… in terms of arming them and asking them to make that sort of decision in a crisis moment, that’s unacceptable.”


Zeif also had a message for Trump, telling him that any move to arm teachers in schools across the country would be “absolute madness.”

What Trump and others who advocate arming teachers fail to realize is that if indeed some teachers were carrying guns, they could wind up being shot by police who respond to the scene of a disturbance at a school. Or, even worse, what if a teacher’s gunfire goes astray and winds up killing a student that teacher is supposed to be protecting?

Also, the very idea that a teacher with a handgun would be able to deter a mentally deranged person with a semiautomatic assault rifle is ludicrous. It’s analogous to firefighters showing up to a blaze and pouring gas on the flames.

As usual, Donald Trump has no solution to any problem that faces this country.

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Ted Cruz Attacks Dems For Politicizing Mass Shooting, Then Somehow Blames Obama (VIDEO)

Whenever a mass shooting takes place in the United States, you can count on Republicans to repeat the same hackneyed lines:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. (Because they have no solution to the problem, just words.)
  • Now is not the time to talk about gun control or “politicize” the issue. (Because they’re beholden to the gun lobby and need the blood money provided by the NRA.)

Such was the case with Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R), during an appearance on Fox & Friends Thursday morning. Cruz began with the thoughts and prayers line:

“Our prayers are with the families and all of those children who went through that horrible horror. This horror shouldn’t exist. And we don’t know right now exactly why this deranged individual did this. I’m sure in the days to come we are going to find out more about what his motives were. But whatever they were, they were evil. And this is a horrible, horrible thing and our prayers are with those Florida families.”


When co-host Ainsley Earhardt mentioned that some Democrats are calling for gun control in light of the latest massacre, Cruz had this to say:

“The reaction of Democrats to any tragedy is to try to politicize it. They immediately start calling that we’ve got to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. That’s not the right answer.”

Textbook GOP talking points. They offer nothing but empty words and platitudes. Then they fill their pockets with money made from the manufacture and sale of weapons of mass murder.

But it was what Cruz said next that proved his and his party’s complicity and hypocrisy on the issue of guns in America. He tried to blame the mass shooting that killed 26 at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on former President Obama. In other words, he politicized it:

“Had the Obama administration simply followed federal law and enforced the law, existing gun laws made it illegal for the Sutherland Springs shooter to buy a gun. But the Obama administration failed to report his criminal conviction so he wasn’t in the background check system.”

If there is a hell, there’s a warm corner of it reserved for assholes like Ted Cruz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V3_WrcJ4Ck

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MSNBC Panel Says Of Trump’s Response To Orlando, ‘Taking A Victory Lap On 50 Bodies’ (Video)

Before the bodies had even been recovered and identified in Orlando yesterday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was already filling his Twitter account with various offensive messages. In one, he even patted himself on the back for being right that the attack was terrorism:

This morning on the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” a panel discussed some of the things Trump tweeted out and said it was shameful how the GOP candidate was attempting to use the tragedy for political gain. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni correctly noted:

“Everything about his reaction was very small and very unhelpful. Taking a victory lap on 50 bodies.”

Journalist Walter Isaacson said Trump’s endless talk of war and hatred of Muslims could hinder American efforts to identify and apprehend potential terror suspects:

“If we’re going to fight these lone wolfs who are being radicalized, we need to help the Muslim community. We don’t need the whole community to turn against us, we need this type of understanding of what America’s all about.”

The only thing Donald Trump is any good at it is alienating groups of people: Hispanics, Muslims, women, and anyone with an IQ above room temperature. He is a threat to everything we cherish in this country: tolerance, unity, decency, cooperation. Donald Trump is the most dangerous man in the nation right now, and those of us who see him for what he truly is must form a coalition to defeat him at the ballot box in November.

Here’s the clip from “Morning Joe:”

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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Florida Professor Taunts Sandy Hook Parents, Accuses Them Of Faking Massacre For Money

Take a good look at the picture you see above this story. This man is James Tracy, and he’s a professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). And, it should be noted, he is also what is known as a Sandy Hook truther.

You see, this ignorant piece of fecal matter thinks the Sandy Hook massacre, which took place exactly three years ago to this day and killed 20 children and 6 adults, was faked. It never happened, he says.

And now this same professor is taking his hate speech to the Internet, blaming some of the parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook of being “conspirators” who have profited “handsomely from the fake death of their son.”

Writing on the Sandy Hook Hoax Facebook page, Lenny and Veronique Pozner, who lost their son that dark day in December 2012 had this to say about James Tracy:

“Although many of these tormentors persecute us behind anonymous online identities, some do so openly and even proffer their professional credentials in an attempt to lend credence to their allegations. In this piece we want to focus on someone who is chief among the conspiracy theorists — Florida Atlantic University Professor James Tracy.”

Tracy has even gone so far with his harassment of the Pozner’s that he sent them a certified letter in which he demanded proof that their son ever existed. The Pozner’s also said in their post:

“Tracy is among those who have personally sought to cause our family pain and anguish by publicly demonizing our attempts to keep cherished photos of our slain son from falling into the hands of conspiracy theorist. Tracy even sent us a certified letter demanding proof that Noah once lived, that we were his parents, and that we were the rightful owner of his photographic image. We found this so outrageous and unsettling that we filed a police report for harassment. Once Tracy realized we would not respond, he subjected us to ridicule and contempt on his blog, boasting to his readers that the ‘unfulfilled request’ was ‘noteworthy’ because we had used copyright claims to ‘thwart continued research of the Sandy Hook massacre event.’”

In response, Tracy called the Pozner’s “alleged parents,” and added:

“The local conspirators in Newtown, such as the alleged parents of the murdered children, including Lenny and Veronique Pozner, have made out very well financially, soliciting contributions from generous yet misinformed Americans, where the families have averaged more than $1,000,000 apiece. Their son, Noah, is a very special boy because he has the distinction of dying twice — first at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012; then thousands of miles across the world at the Peshawar Army School shooting in Pakistan 2 years later on December 16, 2014. And the only proof Lenny has produced that Noah died in Sandy Hook is a death certificate he provided to one of the book’s contributors [conspiracy theorist Prof. Jim Fetzer], which has been revealed as a fabrication. If Noah actually died, there would have been no reason to fake it.”

James Tracy is a human parasite, feeding off the pain and suffering of others. He is a disgrace to the university he teaches at and to academia in general. If you agree, feel free to contact FAU and let them know:

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