On Fox News Sunday, Rush Limbaugh ridiculed the students who survived the attack.
After talking with Parkland students who were marching against gun violence, host Chris Wallace asked Limbaugh if he thought the marches could convince lawmakers to take action.
After the mandatory “terrible situation” statement, Limbaugh attacked the students for daring to use their tragedy to talk about something that could have saved their friends’ lives. “Chris, I have to ask if anybody is really serious about solving this because none of this — by the way, I couldn’t care less about the gun angle of this,” Limbaugh replied, referring to a group of students from Parkland that Wallace had just spoken to. “None of this is going to solve — prayers and condolences don’t solve it and marches aren’t going to solve it. Chris, the next shooter is out there.”
“It’s not the fault of the NRA. It’s not the fault of any — it’s the fault of the people doing this and our inability to deal with that and stop them,” he insisted. “Until we’re willing to get serious about where we are and how do we they stop this from happening and marches aren’t going to do it, saying no more guns isn’t going to do it, bashing the NRA isn’t going to do it.”
Then he blamed the FBI, but of course, didn’t mention that Trump repealed Obama-era legislation that could have aided the FBI.
“I could be snarky, and I could say maybe the FBI should stop trying to find every case of sexual harassment in the White House and maybe they ought to give up on this ridiculous pursuit the Russians colluded with Trump in the election,” Limbaugh suggested. “You know, we’re told, well, we can’t do anything until the crime has been committed. That’s what has to change and is going to take some really smart people to figure how to do that without violating civil liberties and the Fourth Amendment and so forth. But it’s clear that the way we deal with this now — this, Chris, this is totally political.”
He continued, “the students think they’re taking politics out of this; the minute they bash the NRA, it’s politics. This is an event that advances a political for the American left and the Democrat Party. Bash the NRA.”
“Until we’re willing to get serious about where we are and how do we they stop this from happening and marches aren’t going to do it, saying no more guns isn’t going to do it, bashing the NRA isn’t going to do it,” Limbaugh added.