I am with President Donald J. Trump when it comes to incidents like this.
The mother of the girl I saw in reporting has claimed her daughter has been bullied. If that is true then that is problematic, because that may indicate that she is possibly more prone to mental health issues.
This finger gun pointing could be the first in a long line of potential “red flags” that lead to her maybe, uniquely, becoming a female school shooter or far more likely her becoming a suicide by gun victim of a mental health death spiral fostered by the bullying by her peers, a death spiral that is all too common among our teenaged youth.
As I said, I stand with the President on this! Her finger gun needed a strong response!
Remarks by President Trump on the Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio
LAW & JUSTICE
Issued on: August 5, 2019
In the two decades since Columbine, our nation has watched with rising horror and dread as one mass shooting has followed another — over and over again , decade after decade.
We cannot allow ourselves to feel powerless . We can and will stop this evil contagion. In that task, we must honor the sacred memory of those we have lost by acting as one people. Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided. We must seek real, bipartisan solutions . We have to do that in a bipartisan manner. That will truly make America safer and better for all.
First, we must do a better job of identifying and acting on early warning signs. I am directing the Department of Justice to work in partisan — partnership with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as social media companies, to develop tools that can detect mass shooters before they strike.
As an example, the monster in the Parkland high school in Florida had many red flags against him, and yet nobody took decisive action. Nobody did anything. Why not?
Second, we must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace. It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence.
We must stop or substantially reduce this, and it has to begin immediately . Cultural change is hard, but each of us can choose to build a culture that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every human life. That’s what we have to do .
Third, we must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment, but, when necessary, involuntary confinement. Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.
Finger gun today, AR15 tomorrow!