On February 14, 2018, a shooter opened fire on the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Using a semi-automatic assault rifle, the shooter—a student at the school—killed 17 of his peers, injuring another 17 as well.
From the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman emerged the March for Our Lives Movement—a network of young activists for gun law reform and against the powerful influence the National Rifle Association and other gun lobby groups hold on lawmakers in Washington.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), famous for her support of the QAnon delusion that a network of satanic pedophile cannibals secretly controls the government, used the third anniversary of the shooting this week to call for armed guards in every American public school.
Before her election, Greene spewed deranged conspiracy theories that school shootings were secretly coordinated by Democrats to weaken support for the Second Amendment.
A video that resurfaced earlier this year showed Greene harassing prominent Parkland Shooting survivor David Hogg, accusing him of profiting off the deaths of his peers.
And as survivors like Hogg recalled the calamity and carnage unleashed upon their school that day, Greene called for armed guards to be deployed to every school.
.@JoeBiden had 30,000 armed guards at his inauguration, he clearly believes in good guys with guns. The best way t… https://t.co/TWS4iSWMRN— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1613335372.0
Greene pointed to the increased armed guard presence in D.C. since a mob of extremist supporters of former President Donald Trump laid deadly siege upon the U.S. Capitol last month in hopes of overturning the results of the 2020 election and securing another four years of Trump.
The Congresswoman, who was recently stripped of her committee assignments for her delusions, had reached yet another low.
She makes me sick https://t.co/hR5HFAXeZ3— Peter Nolan (@Peter Nolan)1613408810.0
She is a horrible person. https://t.co/minUuX4sth— Charles Campisi (@Charles Campisi)1613355939.0
The problems in this country are not due to a lack of guns! https://t.co/JosP6wtexJ— Mastermind (@Mastermind)1613346348.0
We can't hold terrorists accountable until we remove them from the halls of power. https://t.co/IjtNfhWCEW— Teresa English (@Teresa English)1613345841.0
Evidence shows that arming more people in hopes of preventing gun violence doesn't work.
As the Giffords Organization points out:
"Despite what the gun lobby wants you to believe, the truth is that self-defensive gun use is rare, and that guns are many times more likely to be used for suicide or homicide than they are for self defense. In 2018, for every justifiable homicide with a gun, there were 34 gun homicides, 82 gun suicides, and two unintentional gun deaths."
Greene still attempted to push this narrative in a later tweet where she was met with even more backlash.
Apparently, they also kill. Thanks for sending out this nice "FU@K YOU" to bereaved families on the anniversary of… https://t.co/7R4o7qrMfG— So_Fed_Up (@So_Fed_Up)1613407054.0
Makes sense to me... more twelve year olds with guns... You are unbelievable.... https://t.co/XsdJ4T94o8— Roger Blair (@Roger Blair)1613363004.0
Greene continues to push for the impeachment of President Joe Biden.