Nation World News host Alisin Camerota asked a Republican state lawmaker on Wednesday why the Texas legislature would not implement the same enthusiasm she used to ban abortions to protect live children from gun violence.
Interviewing Texas State Representative James White in the wake of a horrific mass shooting Tuesday at Uvalde Elementary School, Camerota asked the lawmaker to propose a solution.
“And the reason I ask is because we have all seen how quickly and creatively Texas — your local legislature — can act when it, say, wants to protect the unborn fetus,” she said.
“Why not act with that urgency to protect the breathing, survival of the 10-year-olds in this school behind me?”
“Use the same blueprint you used for your abortion law. Let there be a waiting period, they have to come back on the scene more than once. They have to answer the questions. Why can’t you protect 10-year-olds alive?”
White replied, “Let me tell you why we haven’t taken that approach in line with the law you brought in as it pertains to innocent unborn life in the womb.” “Because we have this thing called the Constitution.”
“These young men have some very disturbing emotional states for some reason,” he said and “we need to look at our mental health system.”
Nation World News’s Victor Blackwell, who was also present for the segment, said, “There’s no evidence that there’s a mental health problem here, sir.” “The governor has said there is no known link to mental health illness.”
White argued that “neuroticism is a state of mental health.”
“We always look at firearms. But at the end of the day, we’ll see people doing these acts, we’re going to blame them, and we’re going to punish them,” White said.
The shooter who killed 19 elementary school children and two teachers at Rob’s Elementary on Tuesday has died. Retaliatory officers shot him.
“Sir, you can’t blame him,” Camerota. said. “She was murdered. With 19 kids at school behind me.”
Blackwell then noted that White recommended that school buildings not have too many entry and exit points after the 2018 mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Houston.
“that’s you” [recommended] four years ago. What really needs to happen in schools to protect students?
White replied that “I didn’t know the architecture or the layout at Uvalde’s elementary school.” He then argued that “you can have a building that is safe and at the same time you can have a building that nurtures learning and compassion.” It is not clear what he meant by this or what solution he was proposing.
While elected Republicans have been quick to blame anything from mental illness architecture As for the orphans after mass shootings, the research is clear: the US has more mass shootings than all other developed countries because of its huge number of guns, types of guns allowed and weak control over purchasing them. Is.