Whenever there is a mass shooting, Conservative lawmakers and media look to blame anything but the guns for the tragedy. If the shooting was in a public place, it is a mental health issue. If the shooting is in a school though, there need to be more guns in school.
Jeanine Pirro made this argument on Tuesday night after the Texas shooting. And if anyone doesn’t agree with her, the Fox host argued, they are easily triggered.
Pirro bloviated on The Five:
“The pushback is that people today, many of them are intimidated, they are triggered if there is someone with a gun, they are frightened, that is this new narrative, when you see a gun you should be frightened as opposed to appreciating what they are doing for you. And I know Texas has SRO, school resource officers, and definitely the middle schools and the high schools, the elementary schools, I wouldn’t be surprised. But this will be a political issue, make no mistake and again I don’t want to get into it, but it’s about guns and safety of someone having a gun and protecting you with a gun.”See Also
“I’ll tell you, this is every parent’s nightmare. When I heard this, I was shaking. And if you are not a parent, you’ve got — you can feel for these children and the long-lasting impact on this. We have a duty to protect citizens, we have a duty to protect children. We have to recognize that crime is becoming pervasive again, the way it was in the ’90s. This is crime. This is you know, this is a society where there is no respect and a belief that you can get away with it.”
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