Florida Dems Blame GOP for Jacksonville Shooting
By Tom Knighton
The dust hadn’t even settled on the events in Jacksonville. We still knew remarkably little about the shooter, his motivations, or much of anything else. Many of us were waiting for more information before we rushed to try and make an analysis of what transpired.
Then again, many of us are not Florida Democrats running for governor, either.
Sunday night, Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King and Philip Levine all attributed the deaths in Jacksonville to inaction in Tallahassee.
Gillum, Graham and Levine called for new leaders at the statehouse, while King and Greene vowed to stand up to the NRA and to keep fighting for gun control.
Democrats running for governor quickly pointed out that Sunday’s shooting followed the Parkland massacre in February, the Fort Lauderdale airport killings in 2017 and the Pulse Nightclub shooting of 2016.
The four who died Sunday increased the body count to 75 Floridians killed in mass shootings in 26 months.
“No more. These are our kids. Our friends. Our neighbors,” said Greene.
“I’m tired of hearing ‘when is enough going to be enough?’ I am tired of hearing ‘thoughts and prayers’ from those who do nothing,” said Graham.
“We need to end these mass shootings – …Read the Rest
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