STARNES: Nobody Wants to Talk About the Big Problem in America

National radio host Todd Starnes told listeners Wednesday what the problem is that nobody wants to talk about after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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Listen to Todd’s answer below:

Below is a transcript from the Todd Starnes Radio Show on Wednesday:

Buckle up, all you leftists out there because you’re going to be triggered today. Folks, we’re going to drop a lot of truth bombs across the country. And it is what it is.

Should teachers be armed in classrooms?

And yesterday during this program, of course, the breaking news happened when we received word of a school shooting. After the program, we started to learn the horrific details. The last count, 19 children killed, two adults also killed. And then the evil attacker. And there is there’s been a lot of debate and a lot of conversation already.

And…I’ve got a lot to say about this, because we’re dealing with a big problem in this country. And the problem is nobody wants to talk about what that big problem is. They think the big problem is something else and that something else is, in fact, not the big problem.

Now, a lot of people are saying, ‘Todd, we’ve got to get the guns. We’ve got to get the guns. There’s no reason why anybody in America needs to have an AR-15.’ That’s not the issue. Guns are not the problem here, folks. Guns are not the issue.

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Other people will say, ‘Todd, we’ve we’ve we’ve got to get God back into schools.’ Hear me. That’s not the problem either.

The problem is, is not the guns. The problem is not the fact that God is not in many public schools.

The problem facing America is that God is not in your home. That’s the problem.

And I waited last night as long as I could to weigh in on this. And I waited specifically on the killer and writing anything about the gunman until the facts started coming out, until we had enough information out there where I could ascertain what was really going on here.

And we should not be surprised. We have some exclusive details about this 18-year-old monster and that and his life, his family background.

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Clear to me there were enough warning signs, just like the shooter in the Buffalo, New York attack, there were plenty of warning signs. There was interaction with police and law enforcement that should have prevented the Buffalo gunman and now this gunman from obtaining any sorts of weapons.

So the issue here and…there are several, but it’s not what the mainstream media wants you to think it is.

Now, Rob Reiner, the Hollywood actor and director, he played a guy called Meathead on All in the Family back in the day. He says the blood of every child that dies of gun violence in this country is on the hands of the Republican Party.

Well, that’s a load of crap. And he knows that.

By the way, all of these people out there, including President Joseph Robinette Biden last night, every single one of these people who are calling for the confiscation of guns…

And by the way, the reporting is that this teenager had a handgun as well. Are they calling for the confiscation of all handguns as well? Well, you can confiscate every gun in America from every law-abiding gun owner. And the only people who are going to have guns are the government and the criminals. Yes, I know that’s an oxymoron, but you know what I’m talking about.

But all of these people, Joe Biden, the Hollywood actors, all of these lawmakers on Capitol Hill, all of the people that are out there condemning this gun violence and saying that we’ve got to take guns away from law-abiding American citizens. Every single one of those people are heavily surrounded and guarded by men and women who have guns.

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Now, if you want to have that conversation, fine, relinquish your security details and then we can have an honest discussion.

But it looks to me like the government is just chomping at the bit, chomping at the bit to take away your guns, to confiscate your lawfully acquired, lawfully owned firearms. And I don’t know about you, but I have a problem with that.

Now, what we should have been talking about last night were those beautiful children and the brave, heroic teachers who gave their lives trying to protect those kids. We should have been talking about the border security agent, the border patrol agent who ran into the danger zone and engaged the gunman and took him out. This brave Border Patrol agent who was wounded in the attack.

That’s what we ought to be talking about. We ought to be talking about the grieving families. We ought to be talking about ministering to and caring for these families. But nobody wanted to have that conversation.

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