Chuck Schumer is using the deaths of schoolchildren to justify his gun control agenda on the Senate floor. He claims that Republicans do not care for grieving families, but then blocked a School Safety bill that would establish a federal clearinghouse on school safety tactics. Schumer prevented the bill from being voted on. The father of a 14-year-old Parkland victim is devastated.
Fox News reported, the Max Schachter, whose 14-year-old son was killed during the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, said he’s heartbroken after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., blocked a school safety bill named after his son Wednesday.
After the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Republicans asked that the bipartisan Luke and Alex School Safety Act be passed with unanimous consent. Instead, it wasn’t even voted on. Schumer made clear that he’d consider voting on the bill if Republicans debated his gun control bill, but not otherwise.
Schumer insisted that the school in Uvalde had security and that security forces if four officers failed. Clearly, they failed. This is why better, more experienced security is needed. Not everyone is willing to run into gunfire to save others. Millions of veterans in America go jobless despite having federal hiring priority. Why would these highly experienced individuals be considered?
“The shooter got past them. We need real solutions—We will vote on gun legislation starting with the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.” Schumer said as if gun control was the real solution.
Gun control will never solve the problem, and gun ownership does not correlate to higher gun homicide. The rate of gun ownership has been increasing by 10 million guns per year since 1993, yet according to Pew Research, the date of gun homicide since 93’ has nearly folded in half with a 49% reduction.