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The Morning Briefing: Gun Control Talk Continues, Mueller Eyes Jared, and Much, Much More

Good Tuesday Morning.

Here is what's on the President's agenda today:

  • President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing
  • Afterwards, the President has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis
  • Later, the President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
  • The president will host Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony

Media, children continue to push gun control

The media continues to overlook the failure of the FBI to act upon a specific tip warning the agency that the Florida shooter was violent, armed and might shoot up his school, in favor of their own progressive political agenda. USA Today has a small piece explaining the FBI's tip line process.

On Jan. 5, according to FBI, the public access line received information from "a person close to Cruz" about the suspect's "gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior...and the potential of him conducting a school shooting.

"Under established protocols," the FBI said, "the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information should have been forwarded to FBI Miami field office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken... The information was not provided to the Miami field office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time."

FBI: You had one job.

But the top item on the progressive media's agenda is some kind of gun ban. While there is some lip service to "sensible gun reform," I can assure you these people will not be happy with any result that doesn't involve restrictions punishing law abiding gun owners and doing nothing to stop criminal maniacs. I know this because there is little interest in learning the specific failures that did not stop this monster from killing his classmates and teachers and working to fix them. The solutions the anti-gun people have in mind don't start from a position of "how can we stop this violence while still protecting the 2A and 4A?" Instead they are going right for the guns, raising age limits to buy guns, banning hicapmags (hello 3D printer!), banning certain "scary" guns about which they know nothing. We are supposed to cave to the direction of people who do not know anything about firearms or about the laws on the books that deal with firearms. No thanks.

We should be talking about what to do with people who are not fit to walk free in society because they are dangerous and criminally inclined but have not yet committed a crime and been confined in our new mental health system: prison. We aren't going to talk about putting more security in the school system or arming properly trained teachers. People freak out about arming teachers, but there are teachers who are concealing weapons at the grocery store --why not the classroom? What's the difference here? Just watch -- this conversation is not going to be about identifying dangerous people before they harm but rather all about gun restrictions on lawful gun owners.