Tucker Carlson of Fox News warned that a new push for gun control could spark a civil war in America.
Carlson reflected on the Robb Elementary shooting and offered suggestions for preventing future mass shootings on his show on Wednesday night.
Authorities said at least 19 young children and two teachers were killed in the shooting at the school in Uvalde, Texas. During the incident, authorities shot and killed the gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18.
Carlson also shared the shooting segment on his Facebook page last night, Wednesday.
“Two separate teenage boys have committed horrifying massacres in public places in the last 10 days,” Carlson said. “On May 14th, 18-year-old Payton Gendron murdered ten shoppers in a Buffalo grocery store.” Then, yesterday, Salvador Ramos, 18, killed 19 small children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. People around Gendron and Ramos could tell they were both mentally ill.
“Both killers told others they were going to commit a mass shooting, and then they did.” So, what can we take away from this?”
Carlson then stated that he does not believe that reforming gun control or restricting access to guns would solve the problem that America is currently facing.
“The first and most obvious answer is that the existing system did not work.” Gendron’s teachers sent him to a mental hospital for evaluation because they knew he was a threat. Despite their efforts, he committed a massacre “Carlson went on.
“We know what we’re doing isn’t working, but we should also be honest enough to admit that it’s difficult to know what to do instead.”
Despite what you may have heard, the problem isn’t that we don’t care enough; there isn’t a single person in this country who hasn’t been horrified by the sight of murdered children; it’s the worst thing, and everyone believes it ”
The issue is that the human mind is far more complex and difficult to control than we like to admit. A person who is determined to commit violence is extremely difficult to stop under any circumstances.
“Neither a congressional act nor gun control will suffice.” There are more guns in this country than people, and there have always been. Whatever your feelings are about that, you can agree that we will never be able to get rid of all of those guns.” “So, whether you find the slogans appealing or not, gun control will not prevent the next Payton Gendron or Salvador Ramos, and every rational person knows it.” Following the shooting, President Biden said in a speech on Tuesday night that it was “time to turn this pain into action,” adding that “we must have the courage to stand up” to the gun industry.
“It’s been 3,448 days—10 years since I stood up at a high school in Connecticut—a grade school in Connecticut, where another gunman massacred 26 people, including 20 first-graders, at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” he explained.
“Over 900 incidents of gunfire on school grounds have been reported since then. Parkland, Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Texas’ Santa Fe High School Oxford High School is a high school in Michigan. The list is endless “Biden stated.
According to data from a prominent gun control non-profit, there has been more than one mass shooting per day in the United States since the beginning of 2013. A mass shooting is defined by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) as an incident in which four or more people are shot and/or killed in a single event at the same general time and location, excluding the shooter.
According to these criteria, there have been 3,378 incidents since it began compiling records in 2013.