Wasserman-Schultz: D*mn right … absolutely not too soon to talk about gun control

Some people can’t wait to politically bank off a tragedy.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) reacted to Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL with a call for stricter gun control, saying “damn right … it’s absolutely not too soon to yet.”

The congresswoman’s remarks came in the immediate aftermath of the deadly shooting that left 17 dead and 15 wounded.

The shooter, 19-year-old Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, was a former student at the school who was expelled for disciplinary problems and was considered by peers to have the potential to carry out a mass shooting.

Parkland shooter Nicolas Cruz. (Photo: Instagram).

“Honestly, a lot of people were saying it was gonna be him,” one student told WSVN.

“When it comes to guns, there’s this sacred right to have a gun that is stopping us from doing anything about this, and you know we’re gonna go through this again in a couple months,” MCNBC’s Chris Matthews asserted.

Stoneman Douglas High School after the school shooting on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo: MPI04 / MediaPunch/IPX).

“No, you’re damn right, Chris,” Wasserman-Schultz responded.” And it’s absolutely not too soon to yet again say that something has to be done about access to guns in this country.”

The former Democratic National Committee chairwoman echoed remarks by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who on Wednesday attributed the shooting to the government’s “inaction” on passing more restrictive gun control laws.

Wasserman-Schultz also made the case for gun control on Twitter, calling for an end to the “epidemic of gun violence.”

The lawmaker also told Chris Matthews that she wants to see changes in how mental health situations are handled.

“But just as important, something has to be done about making sure that people who have mental health challenges get the help that they need.

“I mean, this was a young man from the conversations I’ve had with folks at home today who you know, there are always those kids at schools who other kids say you know, if someone’s going to come and shoot up the school, this is the kid that would do it. …

“We have to address the inability for us to once and for all get guns and keep them from the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”

 

(Photo by Larry Marano/FilmMagic).

Were Wasserman-Schultz’s words the right ones for the situation?

 

 

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