Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News with host Bill Hemmer and they touched based on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
During the interview, Gowdy stated: “If you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it,” he said.
He makes a really valid point in this video… how many of these shootings are purchased with the gun show loophole? How are most of these weapons obtained?
And ultimately, it’s not a gun problem it’s a people problem. Guns don’t kill people, people do. Many even argue that should these areas NOT be gun free zones this would not happen so frequently, and I agree. We should start training staff, for example, in guns and gun safety and in arming them for defense.
It may not be the perfect deterrent but it sure as heck will lessen these events.
“I don’t know anyone who would not pass a law today to prevent the next mass shooting, but to Sen. Rubio’s point, you gotta find out how he accessed the gun, we have to find out whether there was a data point in his background where someone could have reported it, whether or not he accessed the gun legally or illegally,” Gowdy explained.
“Usually at about this time, we hear about the gun show loophole, fine, close the gun show loophole, but how many mass killings have resulted from guns purchased at gun shows?” Gowdy said, questioning if proposed gun control laws would even prevent a shooting.
“If you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it,” he concluded.
“Before we begin to advocate for new laws, I think it is imminently fair to say how are we doing enforcing the ones we currently have?” he said.