Parkland student Emma Gonzalez posted a series of tweets after a killer murdered four people at a Tennessee Waffle House. Using the tragedy to again advocate for gun control, she called for a ban on “assault” and “semi-automatic” weapons, increasing the age limit on buying guns, and other measures.
(4/4) Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) April 22, 2018
Catch me up:
A 29-year-old man is at large in the Nashville area after allegedly shooting four people to death at a Waffle House restaurant and wounding others. He reportedly used an AR-15-style rifle to carry out the murders.
In her tweets about gun control, Gonzalez seems to have missed some key facts about the incident – including when the authorities took away the killer’s guns after he exhibited serious mental health problems.
On today’s show, Doc and Jeffy cleared up the story with the facts. The suspected killer had previously been arrested by the Secret Service for trespassing by the White House, and his guns were seized by the FBI. He also reportedly went through a “delusional episode” in May 2016 when he believed that singer Taylor Swift was stalking him.
Local authorities gave the confiscated weapons to the suspect’s dad – who gave them back to his son despite his mental health issues. The guns reportedly included the weapon he used to murder four people on Sunday.