In 2017, Brooks was present at the scene of an assault on a Republican congressman that took place on a baseball field.
Mo Brooks, a Republican who represents Alabama in the House of Representatives, thinks that addressing the fundamental reasons for violence is the most effective strategy to stop incidents of mass shootings.
According to the congressman and potential Senate candidate, when he was in school, it was common practice for him and others like him to carry firearms in their cars because they hunted. However, school shootings like the one that took place in Uvalde, Texas, did not take place during his time in school.
Brooks gave this response when he was questioned about what should be done: “We need to put a stop to the motive that drives these criminals, these dreadful individuals.”
His inquiry was, “What are some of the most significant contrasts between today and when I was growing up?” “The lowering of moral standards and the diminishing value placed on human life are two of the most notable changes. The issue can be remedied by inculcating good moral ideals, instilling healthy regard for human life, and treating any mental health issues that may be caused by any combination of these factors in an appropriate manner.”