Florida Sen. Marco Rubio cautioned against politicians pushing gun control in the wake of the school shooing Wednesday in his state and said all the facts should be collected before any major decisions are made.
“Who this person is, what motivated them, how did they get a hold of the weapon that they used for this attack — I think it’s important to know all that before you jump to conclusions that there is some law that we could have passed that could have prevented it,” Rubio, a Republican, said Thursday on “Fox and Friends First.” “And there may be [a law]. But shouldn’t we at least know the facts?”
Democratic lawmakers have already begun the call for stricter gun control, less than 24 hours after the tragedy and even went so far as to blame President Donald Trump for the carnage.
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton said Trump should “get off his ass” and Democratic Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy took to the Senate floor almost immediately to spout his gun control agenda.
Murphy disparaged those who believe it’s too soon to talk politics and accused them of being complicit in the slaughter of innocent people.
“Don’t tell me tomorrow isn’t the appropriate time to debate gun violence,” Murphy tweeted Wednesday. “If you’re a political leader doing nothing about this slaughter, you’re an accomplice.”
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