Before the last ambulances pulled away from the carnage at a Walmart in El Paso and an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, fingers of political blame already were being pointed.

It’s not unexpected given the current environment. The mix of assigning responsibility based on party affiliation is hardly new; nor is the effort to deflect from the suspects’ motivation.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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There is no law that could prevent this from happening. Criminals will always have access to guns. Laws only affect law abiding citizens


There are multiple ways to prevent and limit the carnage we have witnessed these past couple of years - including banning access to assault weapons and semi-automatic weapons. As well, it is important to name names of those politicians who are not taking action to restrict access to guns - it is imperative that the voting electorate realize that our communities safety is in the hands of lawmakers and they be held accountable. We all have responsibility for the safety of our communities and it starts with laws that hold us accountable.


Fair honest opinion. I agree the vicious attacking finger pointing mainly from dems blaming the President must stop

I wonder how some dems feel now once they found out the Dayton shooter was a far left socialist???

The red flag law is good but it must have protections from government abuse from overreach against innocent law biding citizens from massive gun control

If they want to change 2nd amendment, which I’m firmly oppose, they need to go through legal process per the Constitution


You state that fingering pointing must stop and without pausing, you point your finger at the Democrats. Most Americans support the ban on these weapons and that is regardless of their political affiliation.

Lon Glenn

Apparently Michael Morris, and the board at the Facts, didn't do their homework: Fact 1 - Both of the shooters {El Paso & Dayton} obtained their weapons LEGALLY, after background checks. Fact 2 - The Dayton shooter had a minor criminal history as a juvenile {of course as a juvenile his record was sealed.} The El Paso shooter had no criminal history . . . There were no overt mental health issues in either case - and even if there were medical confidentiality laws prevent the release of the information to law enforcement. So there was NO RED FLAG preventing the legal purchase of a firearm. The Facts opinions that more red flag law "...could have prevented the carnage that occurred over the weekend" is ridiculous on its face.

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