Veteran Sports Anchor Says if School Shooters Were ‘Muslim or Mexican’ Laws Would Be Created to ‘Stop the Madness’

A Dallas anchor took a break from reporting on sports Thursday, Feb. 15 to remark on the latest American school shooting. News 8 reporter Dale Hansen broke down the racial problems with how we treat such occurrences following the Fla. high school shooting that resulted in 17 deaths and 14 injuries.

“Everybody sends their thoughts and prayers again because that works so well,” Hansen began of Wednesday’s deadly gun violence at Parkland, Fla.’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “This is the 18th high school shooting in America this year. And we have 10 and a half months to go. … We average about one a week but there’s just nothing we can do.

“If it was a Muslim or a Mexican doing the shooting, how many new laws and how much money would we spend then to stop the madness?” he continues. “But since it’s almost always a white kid, there’s just nothing we can do. America has 5 percent of the world’s population and yet 31 percent of the world’s mass shootings. We’re worried about people coming to this country, they should be worried about us going to theirs.”

After remarking on how Australia’s passing of stricter gun laws resulted in no other mass shootings since 1996, Hansen described an email response to his comments on gun control.

“Last time I said, ‘We need to find a way to stop a nut with a gun’ — and that’s all I said — I get an email saying, ‘I’m saving my last bullet to put it right between your eyes,'” the anchor explains. “Just another responsible gun owner in America. And I’m taking all bets he’s a white guy. So there’s just nothing we can do.”

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