At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, the Buckeye State lawmaker John Boehner extended his sympathy to the families of the victims before stating, "let's be honest, there are about 250 million guns in America, so they are out there, but people should use them responsibly."
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) agreed that the deadly shooting was not likely to lead to tougher gun laws.
Hoyer said the tragic shooting at Chardon High School near Cleveland — which left three teenage students dead and two others hospitalized with serious injuries — "brings attention" to the issue of gun reform, but entrenched opposition on Capitol Hill means no changes to the nation's gun laws are likely forthcoming.
Even when Gabby Giffords, as US House Congressperson was shot point blank to the head, gun reform was still not on the table.
Last week, in Bremerton WA an 8 year old was shot when a 9 year old classmate had a cocked & loaded gun in his backpack (got it at his Moms house). Amina Bowerman is still in the hospital, having multiple surgeries.
It is so sad that these kinds of senseless murders and gun violence keeps happening in this country, especially in schools of all places. Our kids are REQUIRED to be in school!
This country is crazy because we are so very inconsistent. It's okay to legislate what women should do with their bodies but heaven help us should a man be separated from his gun. And let's not kid ourselves, most violence is perpetrated by males and not females.
Adults are leaving guns around for kids to have access to . Just so sad, schools should be safe.
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