Watch: Matt Gaetz's solution to gun violence is to perpetually arm everybody everywhere

Watch: Matt Gaetz's solution to gun violence is to perpetually arm everybody everywhere
United States Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) (screengrab/@Acyn/Twitter).

United States Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) suggested in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday that the solution to effectively "responding" to mass shootings is to enable every American to walk around with a hidden weapon. Gaetz also insisted that Congress take seriously legislation put forth by right-wing lawmakers that would station armed guards in schools.

"Speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-California)] says we need action. Well, we’re for action. How about the action of my bill to create a national stand your ground law to strengthen self-defense?" Gaetz, who has advocated for arming voters at polling places, posited.

"Or how about [North Carolina GOP Representative] Richard Hudson's bill for national concealed-carry?" Gaetz continued. "Or any number of proposals Republicans have offered to unlock the safe and secure environment when we have our military veterans and our former members of law enforcement able to carry a firearm responsibly in schools to be able to respond to these acts of violence?"

Watch below via Acyn:

Notably, nothing that Gaetz recommended actually contained methods of preventing future massacres. Instead, he only pushed foredoomed measures that would allow gun-toting individuals to potentially step in and intervene in an active shooter scenario.

This sums up a significant chunk of the responses that Gaetz received on social media.

Skepticism also emerged surrounding the practicality of Gaetz's and his colleagues' vision.

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