Lankford on Parkland: 'We have a lot of warning signs out there'

Lankford on Parkland: 'We have a lot of warning signs out there'

Lankford on Parkland: 'We have a lot of warning signs out there'

Posted by NBC News Feb. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

WATCH: On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd asks Sen. Lankford: "Does what happened in Parkland make you think Congress does have something to do this time?"

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  1. Im almost 57 years old. Ive had a gun permit since i met my husband when i was 21. He died 3 years ago and i still have the guns. I would hand each and every one of them over to our government if it meant 1 life might be saved.

  2. I am a firm believer in the 2nd amendment but, those Ak have got to go!

  3. A gunman could kill the first born of every congressman and congresswoman and they’d still defend the 2nd (bullshit) amendment. Absolute madness.

  4. Too bad they didn't allow this man to be questioned by the surviving group of children all over the networks this morning. They would have taken him and his lame excuses down!!!

  5. Seems to say more about the FBI. They could track down Tom Brady’s jersey, but couldn’t find someone making threats and using their name?

  6. And nothing is going to be done moving forward, unfortunately, Sad! It's legal to purchase a handgun and Ar-15 in the state of Florida at 19 yrs old, but in America, the legal age to buy alcohol is 21 years of age, where is the logic? Makes no sense to me.

  7. Congress is broken and useless. How can we expect a failed orgaization who can not even pass a budget to solve the issue of gun violence. It is simply a waste to time even try. It is time to disregard the government and turn to our private sector leaders to help solve this problem.

  8. Congress needs to make sure every child* has an AR-15 and three loaded magazines on them at all times and require firearm safety and proficiency training for graduation. Then our children can finally be safe.

    *just the white ones, really

  9. The FBI did follow up with BSO.

    BSO went to Cruz’s house 39 Times
    Could not Baker Act him
    Could not take away his gun for hearing he was “fixin’ to do something.”

    Do NOT blame the brave men and women of the FBI.

    We need new gun laws now!!🙈

    Remember Trump did away with background checks and rules about mental illness and gun ownership put in place by Obama. 🙈

  10. If someone can tell WHY does newcaster inview these people in Congress and the House for them to tell us a lot of words that doesn't even come close to what need to be done. Most of them are in there for the money and own personal gain. People are tired of the same old Bull, when we wake up and we smell the 🌹 roses ourselves we are the ones that are lost. Those people only care about themselves and how much money and Fame come along with their job that we need to take back.

  11. Even if we have tougher laws don’t you think there is still going to be a way for people to get them illegally from some POS on the street.

  12. Republicans only like a totalitarian state.

  13. If you didn't see the entire interview, you won't understand how misleading this soundbite is. He's no better than any of the rest of the NRA lapdogs.

  14. Background checks are not carried out ..I know 4 people with Mental instabilities ..who buy guns ..no problem

  15. As a responsible gun owner I would be ok with any new gun laws as long as they equally go.for children, cars and voting ...

  16. I'll wager the only solution that will come out of the current administration is to implement a TSA like agency for school.
    They will say this is the best comprise between lives and the 2nd.
    It will be so incompetently administered that very quickly the public will not allow it.
    It will fall by the wayside.
    And the government will say,..'we provided a bi-partizen solution that the American would not accept....
    Our hands are clean.
    The Carnage and horror will continue unabated.

  17. Nothing the shooter did prior to this horrific act was illegal or would have put him on any list that would have stopped him from buying the weapon. Nice fantasy to think so!!!
    Cue the gun nuts!

  18. Republicans can’t answer until the NRA approves what they say.

  19. #enoughisenough Arrest all NRA members and supporters of assault rifles for high crimes against American children.

  20. Look at what guns were available when the second ammendment was written. Allow only those.

  21. Republicans think it’s perfectly acceptable to touch their daughters but not their guns.

  22. “Laws are made to instruct the good, and in the hope that there may be no need of them; also to control the bad, whose hardness of heart will not be hindered from crime.”

    PLATO

  23. And Florida gun laws allowed this to happen . Who really believes it is a good idea to sell a child an AK-15 ? Who really believes that is a good idea . And if you do WHY ?

  24. The god of the NRA must be fed with the blood of innocents.

  25. He legally bought an AR-15. So what if the FBI did know. There was no legal way to take his gun from him. That’s the problem.

  26. Senator Bernie Sanders said more on Meet The Press today.

  27. Please people...wake up and vote these 'do-nothing" Republicans out of office!

  28. Where was the local law enforcement?

  29. They better do something or the GOP will be committing #politicalsuicide

  30. lol Totally avoided the question:(. Typical Republican response:(.

  31. But, what are YOU going to do Senator besides dancing around and not answering the question?

  32. March 24, 2018. Students are marching in Washington.

  33. This from the do nothing GOP ..

  34. Do tell why you are wasting breath on an Okie politician?

  35. Get these incompetent people out of office

  36. Just like Congress over multiple shootings and years. A DO NOTHING CONGRESS !

  37. Does anyone believe Chuck Todd anymore? I don't

  38. just like all NRA paid republican never bring up controlling guns go figure

  39. Speaking of nothing done, he didn't say anything about gun control.

  40. Lankford talks in circles without really saying anything. Typical political maneuver.

  41. Hopefully congress passes some version that would help stop these massacres .

  42. Not the first time nothing was done and probably not the ladt

  43. No, the school should be held accountable. Don't blame the object that was used. Wow

  44. People have used cars to injure or kill others and we still have them.

  45. It’s about time, James. But- make sure there’s actual follow through this time.

  46. Langford got a direct 5,000 dollar donation from the NRA, maximum directly allowed by law. He also got money from PACs directed to him from the NRA. Illinois candidate, all of them Rupublican, got an additional 800,000 dollars in direct donation through PACs from the NRA. And then there is the money spent by PACs and the NRA on Langford's campaign. The NRA must be really scared, when one of their lapdogs start talking compr omise.

  47. A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:

    You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

    With guns, we are "citizens". Without them, we are "subjects".

    During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.

    SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
    SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
    SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
    IT'S A NO BRAINER!
    DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

    Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

    It's time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.

    You're not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.

  48. Sandy I just think you are very strange

  49. Not much. One cannot legislate human nature out of existence.

  50. Nope, you damn parents are disgusting! All your violent crap. When did we think, oh it's not my problem? Enjoy your money!

  51. Chucks Schmuck, report on the fact that the USA is the BIGGEST user and consumer of illegal drugs.

    There is no other country on the planet that consumes as much alcohol and drugs (legal and illegal) as the United States.

    Autism is rampant. All sort of mentally ill people are having access to all sorts of avenues. One of those avenues are guns. Purchased legally or illegally. At least we know where it was purchased.

    Most arms heading for the Middle East war theatre end up in enemy hands.

    Heroin flows from Afghanistan in record amounts. Who's laundering the money?

    When was the last time you asked an intelligent question as a journalist, Chuck?

    Do you know the costs of medical care our country bears because of this "get high" epidemic? Have you ever researched this fact? The social implications? Educational cabal that it has created over the board spanning almost two generations?

    You call yourself a journalist? Ha!

    How much money is the pharmaceutical companies to stay away from this topic?

    Chuck, get a real job. You don't belong where you are.

  52. ...4,320 deaths since 1 Jan 2018 by drunk drivers, why aren't you idiots calling for a ban on cars..why, because like guns, cars are inanimate objects..geeez...lol...lol..

  53. Is that an actual response... #foundwanting

  54. Remember when Clinton was blamed for Columbine and Obama was blamed for Sandy hook???? Me neither