Piers Morgan Goes Off on Trump: ‘Making America Weep Again’ – Do You Have the Guts to Stand Up to the NRA Bullies and Ban the Weapons of Mass Murder, Mr President, or Are You a Spineless Coward?

President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump said a lot of good things today in his statement following the horrific weekend of gun carnage in America.

Displaying a rare and welcome empathetic tone, he unequivocally condemned white supremacists, denounced hate, racism and bigotry, used the phrase ‘domestic terrorism’ for those who commit such atrocities, criticized violent video games, demanded immediate tougher action to stop the radicalization of people on the internet, and called for bi-partisan solutions to gun violence and for Americans to come together.

All of this is to be applauded.

But what the President didn’t talk about is the one thing that actually caused the deaths and injuries to more than 80 people in El Paso and Dayton: GUNS.

Oh he mentioned them, but only to absolve them of any responsibility.

‘Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger not the gun,’ Trump said.

And that is true.

But it is guns, and the bullets fired from them, that do the actual killing.

If mentally sick or hateful people don’t have guns, they can’t shoot people.

That’s why mentally sick and hateful people don’t shoot anyone in Japan, which has a greater obsession with violent video games than anywhere but no mass shootings – they can’t get their hands on guns.

That’s also why, when 16 schoolchildren were shot dead in Britain in the Dunblane massacre of 1996, we banned virtually all guns from civilian hands and haven’t, thank God, suffered a school shooting since then.

Yet in America, you can legally arm yourself like Rambo.

And when 20 schoolchildren were shot dead in a US classroom in Sandy Hook in 2012, nothing was done to stop it happening again and there have been over 240 school shootings in America since that day.

So let’s cut all the crap: it’s about the guns.

Many other countries have the same kind of mental illness, hate, bigotry, white supremacy, violent video games and internet radicalization that Trump referenced.

But only America offers such easy access to guns.

THAT’S the difference, and that’s why America has more gun violence and gun deaths than the next 23 developed countries combined.

The 24-year-old Dayton shooter Connor Betts used an AK-47 style semi-automatic assault rifle with a 100-bullet magazine.

All of it apparently bought legally, despite the fact

Betts was reportedly suspended twice from high school after drawing up a ‘kill list’ for boys and a ‘rape list’ for girls.

He was dressed and armed for a battlefield, yet able to bring war to the streets of Ohio.

Betts was shot dead by police 24 SECONDS after he fired his first shot, yet still managed to kill 9 people and wound 27.

That shows you both the devastating speed and power of these weapons, and the futility of relying on ‘good guys with guns’ to stop such horror happening.

The El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius, 21, also used an AK-47 style assault rifle, and had numerous high-capacity magazines, all also bought legally. He was able to kill at least 20 people and wound 26 at a Walmart store before police detained him.

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Source: Daily Mail