The woman who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, has trumped her former rival’s leadership skills by calling for gun laws that would prevent school shootings like the one in Florida on Wednesday that resulted in the deaths of 14 children and three teachers.
Clinton tweeted out statements from Parkland survivors and adding that “we are failing” America’s youth by not taking action to prevent mentally ill people, white nationalists, domestic abusers and terrorists from accessing military-grade assault weapons.
Ms. Clinton wrote:
Now is the time to listen to the students, teachers, and parents demanding that we end this carnage once and for all with gun safety laws that keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.
She exhorted the American electorate to vote for lawmakers who “will protect lives, not gun sellers’ profits” — aka Democrats, and not the NRA-backed Republicans.
Mass shootings are not inevitable. The majority of Americans support common sense gun reform. Though we feel angry, heartbroken, even helpless now, we have the power to elect people who will protect lives, not gun sellers’ profits. Remember these feelings in November, and VOTE.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2018
President Trump, meanwhile, offered a spineless response to the mass tragedy, decrying that mentally ill people can massacre children, but failing to mention that he signed an executive order reversing an Obama-era ban on mentally ill people buying guns.
Even after having her rightful presidency ripped from her grasp by former FBI director James Comey and the Trump-Russia conspiracy, Ms. Clinton is showing the leadership, and compassion, on the issues that count that America so desperately needs while we suffer under the Criminal-in-Chief’s regime.