“It’s a horrific situation, but yes, they always jump to gun control. But 50 years ago, we had much more lax gun laws than we have now. We had actually more guns per family than we do now per household. And so what changed? Why all of a sudden, Sean, in the past couple decades have we seen a rise in this? And you have to ask yourself that, that’s what any rational person would do.
“And you look across the board at things like the fact that, you know, we have the dissolution of the family in so many respects. We have fatherless children on the rise in America. We have the loss of religion in so many aspects of our country, where it was a foundation of our country at one time. You can’t discount the rise of social media and the role that that has played in things like this.” – Lara Trump.
Dreaming Vertebrate • a day ago • edited
This is why many people reject organized religion.
No one in the Trump family is remotely religious – and they are as far away from Xtian values as you can get. Babies in cages? Stealing from charities! Hello! But here they are, wrapping themselves in their religious cloaks to tell the rest of use how to live. Abominable hypocrites! So slappable! 😡
Buford Dreaming Vertebrate • a day ago
More simply, if these assholes honestly believed that our society is chock full of evil, atheistic, violent, game-addicted psychos, why do they also insist that these psychos must be able to legally carry assault weapons?
As usual, taking their nonsense at face value actually makes their argument look even dumber.
So many lies. Families and households are not statistically interchangeable; we’ve always had more guns per family than per household and we always will. The guns we have available have changed over 50 years. Out of wedlock births have been dropping for the last 30 years; fatherless children are not “on the rise”. And religion was nowhere a foundation of this country.
Frank McCormick clay • a day ago
And gun control was not more lax 50 years ago. In fact, after the JFK, RFK, and MLK assassinations it increased. Reagan signed a new gun control law in California for fear of the Black Panther movement.
After last year’s Texas Lege session, I’m not sure you can characterize Texas, the location of the latest mass shooting, as having ANY gun control.
It looks like the gun fetishers have realized that their usual mantras (like Jesus will save us) aren’t working and have moved on to blatantly lying about recent history as well as implementing more than a dash of whataboutism.
Tacticly, she made a grave mistake in using a 50 year time frame as quite a few of us from that era are still alive, coherent, and not rabid rightwingers. OK Boomer this one assholes!
Lack of Jesus? Seriously? In a mostly Hispanic area, a lack of Jesus? The very definition of your deity says He just sat back and let this happen to innocent children, you stupid cunt.
Two weeks ago Republicans were screaming, “WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE INNOCENT CHILDREN” when the Supreme Court protected blastocysts. This week, after 19 children were slaughtered, they’re screaming, “WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE INNOCENT GUNS!”
Jesus was like the cops in Uvalde.. he sat back and did nothing.