On Wednesday, late night Moderator Seth Meyers spoke about the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where an 18-year-old — armed with a handgun and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with high-capacity magazines — entered Robb Elementary School and opened fire, killing 19 schoolchildren and two adults became . Meyers has criticized Congressional Republicans (and Honorary Republican Joe Manchin) for not following the March 27 tragedyth school shooting this year instead of addressing the glaring lack of gun control in America.
“This is the same Senate that moved at the speed of a Saturn V rocket to give Supreme Court justices more reassurance when some people were picketing outside their homes. So that should give you a sense of their priorities,” he said. “If you do want to protect someone, they are able to do it quickly.”
He continued: “And while the Manchins and Mitch McConnells offer their empty words to the world and refuse to take action, the most depraved people in our politics, instead of doing the obvious, which many other countries have successfully done is, instead of simply passing laws regulating the number of guns in the country and the ability to obtain them easily, we should be arming teachers and essentially turning schools into fortified military bases.”
After the mass shooting in Uvalde, Ted Cruz suggested that schools need more armed law enforcement officers on campuses — a position shared by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who went a step further and said we should tax retired members of the military pay breaks in exchange for arming themselves and occupying the perimeter of schools. (Uvalde had an armed UCISD officer deal with the shooter before he entered the school but was shot and neutralized; responding police also exchanged fire with the shooter before he entered the school but were ineffective and refused then reportedly stop him entering the school.)
Cruz and Texas Deputy Governor Dan Patrick further argued that schools only need a single entrance, which would be the case Great if there was, say, a fire (I’m kidding, of course). Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton demanded that we arm and train teachers. And Fox News guest Pat Brosnan, a retired NYPD detective, even floated the idea of booby-trapping schools with “man traps” and “trip wires.”
“Are you crazy? You want to turn schools into maximum security prisons with human traps and tripwires and armed teachers?” exclaimed Meyers. “If these people had their way, it would all be a sex scene RoboCop. There really are no words for how grotesque this is. They want to arm teachers but aren’t even willing to throw enough money into schools to get them history books that don’t end with the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
“It doesn’t always have to be that way,” he later added. “We can change things. And if you are a person in a position of power got to Plot.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/seth-meyers-attacks-depraved-ted-cruz-and-sean-hannity-over-uvalde-mass-shooting-response?source=articles&via=rss Seth Meyers takes on the “depraved” Ted Cruz and Sean Hannity for responding to the Uvalde mass shooting