Democrats are on a mission to make it look like guns are the biggest danger we are facing as a nation. That’s why they’re furious that President Donald Trump is blowing this narrative out of the water by pointing out that there is actually another threat our country is facing that is taking far more American lives than guns are.
The Washington Examiner reported that last month, the White House hosted a memorial exhibit to the 22,000 people who died in 2015 from a prescription opioid overdose. Hosted by the National Park Service and the nonprofit National Safety Council, the memorial was placed on the White House Ellipse, home of the National Christmas Tree.
“This stirring exhibit will be open to the public from April 12 through April 18 to educate visitors on the devastating impact of the opioid crisis,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said as she announced the exhibit.
“These stories are tough to hear, and this exhibit will be an intensely emotional and somber experience,” Sanders continued. “But it’s also a reminder that lives are at stake, and we must take action to end the plague of addiction that is ravaging communities all across our nation.”
There is an opioid crisis in this country and the death toll shows far too many zeros. 22,000 people die each year from prescription opioid overdoses. We put a face to each one. Join us at the memorial on the Ellipse at the @WhiteHouse, 4/12-4/18: https://t.co/u4iJOtpRc4 pic.twitter.com/33EcOeHKqM
— NSC (@NSCsafety) March 27, 2018
This comes after Trump himself announced a bold initiative to stop opioid abuse, cut off the illicit drug supply, and reduce demand and over-prescription.
“We’re going to cut nationwide opioid prescriptions by one-third over the next three years,” the President said. “We’re also going to make sure that virtually all prescriptions reimbursed by the federal government follow best practices for prescribing.”
“Together, we will end the scourge of drug addiction in America once and for all,” Trump continued. “We’ll be tough. We’ll be smart. We’ll be kind. We’ll be loving. We’ll do whatever we have to do. But we’re going to win.”
We’re glad to see that Trump is ready to do whatever it takes to get the opioid epidemic under control. Liberals can focus on grabbing guns all they want to, but the opioid crisis is a far more pressing issue than firearms ever would be.
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