MTG Responds to Nashville Shooting by Calling for More Guns Around Kids
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is calling for prayers and more guns in schools following a mass shooting at a Nashville elementary school that left three students and three teachers dead on Monday.
“How many more children have to murdered before Democrats will agree to protect children at schools the same way good guys with guns protect the President and others?” she tweeted.
“Children and school staff should always be protected the same way politicians, money, precious stones, and gold are protected, but even more so, by good guys with guns,” she wrote minutes earlier in a lengthy post blaming President Biden for creating “gun-free zones” in schools. “School shootings should NEVER happen and will end immediately when our nations children are defended the same way Joe Biden is by good guys with guns!!!”
The shooter in Nashville was identified by officials as 28-year-old Audrey Hale. Authorities indicated that Hale is transgender, and carried at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun. The shooter reportedly forcibly entered the building through one of the school’s doors and was eventually met by officers on the second level, where they were “fatally shot by responding police officers,” according to Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron.
After learning that the shooter was transgender, Greene pivoted to attacking medical care for transgender individuals, as well as treatment options for those with mental health struggles. “
“How much hormones like testosterone and medications for mental illness was the transgender Nashville school shooter taking?” Greene wrote on Twitter. “Everyone can stop blaming guns now.”
In a separate post, the congresswoman wrote that since “the female Nashville shooter identifies as a man […] shouldn’t we just blame white men again?”
Greene isn’t alone in calling for more guns in response to mass shootings. Republican politicians proposed a rash of absurd measures to stem gun deaths at schools — from bulletproof backpacks to turning the nation’s educational facilities into heavily armed compounds. The only thing idea they refuse to entertain is making it harder for Americans to access the high-powered killing machines typically used to carry out these massacres.