In the wake of two more recent shootings, people on the left are taking their usual “do something” approach, but the truth is that it’s just not that easy.
Speaking to reporters, Trump offered some harsh truth saying that even background checks would not have prevented most of the recent shootings.
Trump says background checks would not have prevented recent gun violence
As the United States grappled with yet another mass shooting event on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that background checks on gun purchasers would not have prevented recent gun violence in the country.
A gunman near Odessa, Texas, killed seven and wounded 21 more after fleeing a traffic stop on Saturday. His motives remain unclear.
Trump made the remarks to reporters at the White House after returning to Washington from Camp David. The president said he would be working with Democrats and Republicans on gun legislation when Congress returns this month.
“I think Congress has got a lot of thinking to do frankly. They’ve been doing a lot of work,” Trump said. “I think you’re going to see some interesting things coming along.”…
Trump said at the White House that “for the most part, as strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it.”
See the video below:
President Donald Trump on Background Checks: "As strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it. So it’s a big problem. It’s a mental problem." #2A #2ndAmendment pic.twitter.com/X7es0hqHbk
— TrumpSoldier (@DaveNYviii) September 2, 2019
Trump is emphasizing the need for more mental healthcare. This isn’t what the left wants to hear but it’s true.
Modern Healthcare reports:
Trump calls for mental health law reform after deadly mass shootings
President Donald Trump on Monday called for reforms of mental health laws following two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left at least 31 dead and approximately 50 injured.
“We need to reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence, and make sure those people not only get treatment but if necessary, involuntary confinement,” Trump said in a televised address. “Mental illness pulls the trigger, not the gun.”
One thing is certain.
There is no easy answer for any of this.