While Democrats are clamoring to appease their liberal base by demanding politics as usual and even more gun control bills in the wake of another tragic shooting, Republicans like U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner want to help people before tragedy strikes.
Most importantly, we need to get behind the cause of it — drug use and mental illness, Gardner says.
He also wants officials to examine why the multiple warning signs of violence from the suspected Florida high school shooter were ignored.
“We need to understand why those reports weren’t investigated or further action wasn’t taken,” Gardner said.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet wants to close loopholes in background checks. Florida already bans those treated for mental illness from owning a gun.
But in order for someone to be treated, they must be diagnosed for depression or mental illness.