A Democrat called on President Donald Trump to “get off his a**” and take action just hours after a 19-year-old man opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17 people.
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) was responding to a tweet from the president offering condolences to those impacted by the deadly attack:
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) February 14, 2018
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And Moulton wasn’t alone on Capitol Hill. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a staunch gun-control advocate, said Wednesday it’s “ridiculous” to assume lawmakers can’t “regulate evil.”
“We have enough data,” Murphy explained, “to know that there are policy tools at our disposal to dramatically change the trajectory of violence in this country.”
Several social media users were also quick to link the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to a need for gun control.
The suspected shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was taken into custody shortly after the assault. Math teacher Jim Gard, who taught Cruz before he was expelled, said there “were problems with him last year threatening students.”
Wednesday’s horrific attack, according to Fox News, marks ten school shootings in 2018 alone.
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