We knew this would be coming soon. Anti-gunners are always waiting for stories like this so they can push their anti-gun agenda.
Less than 48 hours after a killing spree in California in which 3 people were stabbed to death and 3 were shot to death, democrats are calling for federal gun control laws, all while ignoring the fact that 3 people were stabbed (with a knife) to start this entire killing spree.
Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, went on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday. He said his gun control ideas would have stopped this killing spree, all while admitting that laws will not stop all killings.
According to Yahoo News,
“Obviously, not every kind of gun violence is going to be prevented by laws out of Washington,” he said.
“But at least we can make a start and I am going to urge that we bring back those bills, maybe reconfigure them, center on mental health, which is a point where we can agree that we need more resources to make the country healthier and to make sure that these kinds of horrific, insane, mad occurrences are stopped.
“And the Congress will be complicit if we fail in that,” he said.
He went on to say,
“That gut-wrenching, heartbreaking statement is a reminder of how we felt in the wake of Sandy Hook on Dec. 14, a year and a half ago when it seemed like we were on the verge of potentially legislation that would stop the madness and end the insanity that has killed too many young people, thousands — tens of thousands — since Sandy Hook,” Blumenthal told CBS’ Face the Nation,
“I hope, I really sincerely hope, that this tragedy, this unimaginable, unspeakable tragedy, will provide an impetus to bring back measures that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people who are severely troubled or deranged like this young man was,” Blumenthal said.
“We need mental health resources, and that initiative I hope will provide common ground, a point of consensus, that will bring us together in the Congress and enable the majority — 90 percent of the American people want background checks — to be heard,” Blumenthal said. “I’m going to urge that we bring back those bills, maybe reconfigure them to center on mental health, which is a point where we can agree.”
The mere fact that the senator ignored those who were stabbed to death and focused only on those who were shot reveals that this is ALL about gun control and NOT about stopping violence.
The father of one of the shooting victims was unafraid to put all the blame on the NRA and politicians who support gun rights. Once again, he also failed to blame the shooter or the knife manufacturers for those who were stabbed to death.
“Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the (National Rifle Association). They talk about gun rights — what about Chris’ right to live?” he continued.
“When will this insanity stop?” he asked. “When will enough people say stop this madness, we don’t have to live like this? Too many have died. We should say to ourselves — not one more.”
See video of the father’s passionate speech here:
While I understand that a grieving parent must be going through a tremendous amount of pain, it’s hard to imagine why he would focus all his blame on the NRA instead of the shooter who actually carried out these acts. I will let him have a pass because of his great loss, but the politicians who use these incidents to push their agendas under the guise of caring about the suffering families deserve no such pass.
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