Rick Scott Says “The Churches and Parents Need to Take Responsibility” for Mass Shootings

From Danielle Leigh of WOKV Action News Jax, 08/27/2018 (link 1) (link 2):

Florida Governor Rick Scott says the focus right now does not need to be on control, adding people want to focus on the means of this shooting instead of why it occurred in the first place.

“Why did this young man not value life? What is his background? Is it technology, is it relationships?”

While speaking outside one of the hospitals where some of the victims of the shooting were being treated, Scott called on school leaders, elected leaders, and parents to sit and start talking about to how to get to the place where young men and have hope and not even considered carrying out an attack like this.

Met with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and Mayor @lennycurry to receive an update on today’s shooting. I will continue to offer all state resources throughout the investigation

The Republican Governor also said the responsibility to lead the conversation falls upon the church and parents. He’s calling on parents to ask themselves what they can do better and churches need to figure out what they can do to get more people involved in faith.

“Because when I was growing up, this was not happening and it’s happening now.”

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