Fort Hood Shooting Revelation: The Mentally Ill Should Not Have Guns

Fort Hood Shooting

Following the Fort Hood shooting, in which Ivan Lopez, a PTSD riddled Iraq War veteran, killed three people and injured 16, Speaker John Boehner had a startling realization: the mentally ill should not own guns.

No kidding. Speaking at an event on Capitol Hill, John Boehner announced that mentally ill people should be prevented from buying guns.

“There’s no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,” Boehner said.

“This issue we need to continue to look at to find a way to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”

But didn’t House Republicans kill a bill last year to expand background checks following the Newtown elementary-school massacre? And haven’t Boehner and his fellow House Republicans been constantly resisting the push by Democrats and President Obama to enact stricter gun laws in the wake of other prominent mass shootings, including a 2009 massacre at Fort Hood? The very same Fort Hood?? Meh. I’m sure it’ll be different this time.

But what prompted the Iraq War veteran to go on a shooting spree then take his own life at the Texas military base on Wednesday? Was it mental illness…. or was it Obama?

While the soldier’s motive remains unknown, Lopez was undergoing evaluation for PTSD and possibly had a “verbal altercation” with another soldier before opening fire. But ehe Army said a psychiatrist evaluated Specialist Ivan Lopez just last month and found no violent or suicidal tendencies.

So who or what’s to blame for the tragedy? Well, the hosts of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends wasted no time blaming President Barack Obama and gun control for the Fort Hood shooting.

“There you have our soldiers not being able to arm themselves,” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck opined. “Still, if they have a weapon, they are to register it within five days of purchase, and obtaining it. But then that must be stored away in these lockers so that it cannot be carried on their person, therefore leaving them vulnerable.”

“Gateway Pundit, which is a way right-leaning blog, what they write this morning is, ‘The Obama administration is responsible for this mass shooting. They witnessed this before, they didn’t learn a thing. Gun-free zones are death zones. It is time to stand up to the lunacy,’” Co-host Steve Doocy chimed in.

Yep, the only solution to mentally ill people having easy access to guns is giving everybody else even easier access to guns. Want less gun violence? Just get more guns and less Obama! So simple, yet so ineffective.

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