Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey mocked President Trump’s call for “thoughts and prayers” after a shooting at YouTube headquarters yesterday. He said he wants the president to stop being so “reactive” to gun violence. Can’t President trump express his thoughts and prayers to the victims AND be pro-active on gun violence?
He must not follow his own company’s news feed. President Trump has been extremely pro-active in dealing with the active shooter scenario. He’s recommended that more armed guards and teachers should be on school campuses. He believes that gun-free zones are an invitation to attack unarmed individuals. One thing President Trump has is good common sense when it comes to situations like the shooting at YouTube headquarters yesterday.
The CEO of Twitter urged President Trump — who offered his “thoughts and prayers” over the shooting at YouTube’s campus — to stop “being reactive” to gun violence.
“We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies,” Jack Dorsey tweeted to Trump on Tuesday evening.
“This is a simple and reasonable approach, and it won’t solve all, but it’s a good start,” Dorsey added, linking to five policy proposals to curb gun violence from the March For Our Lives website.
The proposals are to fund gun-violence research; eliminate “absurd” restrictions on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; impose universal background checks; ban high-capacity magazines, and limit firing power on the streets.
“Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene,” he wrote.
The repeated use of “thoughts and prayers” by political leaders in reaction to mass shootings has sparked a grassroots movement of critics who say pols aren’t doing enough to stem the tide of gun violence.