Before anybody gets too excited that Trump is talking background checks we should remind ourselves that he was all in for background checks over a year ago right up until he met with the NRA and they set him straight. 

Trump has a history of making promises he has no intention of keeping. 

And then there is this.

The media? Really?

The media’s only culpability is in that they broadcast the hateful things that Trump says which then inspires mass shooters to murder innocent people. 

I actually think that Beto O’Rourke summed it up best. 

I think I like the unplugged Beto the most. 

That’s how he should talk during every debate and he might actually win the nomination. 

Update: Trump also blamed vidoe games for the shootings. 

To be fair Trump did condemn white supremacists for the violence, but he did not accept any of the blame himself and continued to try and shift the blame everywhere but where it belongs.

Update 2: Here is Trump’s full press conference blaming everything he can think of besides our gun culture. 

“Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.”

WTF does that even mean?