It Begins: CNN Analyst Demands ‘Discussion About Guns’ With Scant Details on FL Shooting

Here we go again, America. Another act of evil committed at a school and another case of liberals immediately demanding discussions of gun control. Moments into CNN’s live coverage, former Obama administration official and national security analyst Juliette Kayyem and host Brooke Baldwin demanded a “discussion about guns” despite having minimal details about what transpired. 

At 3:16 p.m. Eastern, Kayyem first laid out the procedure for evacuating students from the building when the shooter may still be at large and how the school’s large size could aid in the response due to probably being “viewed as critical infrastructure” by local, state, and federal law enforcement.

 

 

She then pivoted to gun control, lamenting “yet again, you cannot have these conversations with at least saying every time we are the only nation that has this kind of violence and presumably gun violence, obviously, in particular focused on our children.”

“It is just ridiculous. My daughter is coming home from an urban high school in the next 20 minutes. It's — it’s like no other country lives or allows themselves to live and here we are, another time, having a discussion about guns as being a security issue for our children,” Kayyem added.

Baldwin didn’t refute a single word that Kayyem said, fretting “I know” and citing a seven-year-old from South Carolina that she recently had on CNN Newsroom: “She wrote a letter to the President and I couldn't have put it better. You know, the seven-year-old said Mr. President, how are you going to keep children safe in this country? But I want to stay on what we know.” 

Kayyem wasn’t alone as a mother who had a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School joined Baldwin later in the hour and repeatedly emphasized the need for gun control in this country that, in her mind, would prevent school shootings from happening. 

What’s so tasteless about the politics of this is liberals immediately demand gun control of some kind following mass shootings even if their proposals wouldn’t have stopped certain shootings from happening again. 

However, when it comes to radical Islamic terrorism, the left and the media show zero interest in looking at the role radical Islam has in orchestrating those awful events.

To see the relevant transcript from February 14's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, click “expand.”

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

February 14, 2018

3:16 p.m. Eastern

JULIETTE KAYYEM: So, good news is, I guess if there is some, is a high school of this size would be viewed as critical infrastructure. They’ve done trainings. They’ve probably have done lockdown trainings and so you’re going to have chaos but in some ways also you’re going to have at least adults as well as law enforcement personnel who know what to do to protect as many children as possible and so this becomes, you know, sort of part of what Homeland Security tries to do with state, local and, of course, with the FBI and federal law enforcement because the shooter has not been detained and we're assuming it's one, that also is going to add essentially identification needs in this process. In other words, who are you? Are you a student and are you unarmed? That's going to slow up any evacuation process at this stage. It's just necessary to do and then finally, Brooke, I mean, you said it. Yet again, you cannot have these conversations with at least saying every time we are the only nation that has this kind of violence and presumably gun violence, obviously, in particular focused on our children. It is just ridiculous. My daughter is coming home from an urban high school in the next 20 minutes. It's — it’s like no other country lives or allows themselves to live and here we are, another time, having a discussion about guns as being a security issue for our children. 

BROOKE BALDWIN: I know. I was just talking to a seven-year-old on my show this week who lost her six-year-old friend at a school shooting in South Carolina. She wrote a letter to the President and I couldn't have put it better. You know, the seven-year-old said Mr. President, how are you going to keep children safe in this country? But I want to stay on what we know. 


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