While speaking at the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D- Maryland) proclaimed her support for Obama’s gun control measures and his use of executive actions.
The Senator also talked about rising violence in Baltimore, and put a lot of the blame on the so-called “gun show loophole”, a term that has been used by many anti-gun politicians who neither understand what exact “loophole” they are talking about nor its exact meaning.
Her exact comments:
‘For too long, Congress has failed to act on measures to keep us safe, including common sense reforms to close the gun show loophole, improve background checks for gun purchasers and strengthen mental health services,’ Mikulski said.
‘As appropriators, we put money in the federal checkbook… Sadly, deadly gun violence has become all too familiar in Maryland and across our nation. No one should be afraid to attend a religious service, go to school, visit a shopping mall or see a movie in a theater.’
What was left out of her comments was the number of crimes that took place as a direct result of the so-called “loophole”. Probably because these numbers just don’t exist and criminals have access to actual “loopholes” like stealing guns and getting them on the black market.
Senator, you will never stop the rising crime problem in your state if you continue to put the blame on law abiding citizens instead of the actual criminals. If you really believe in this “loophole” please tell us what it is. We are dying to hear more about your ignorance on the issue and get a good laugh out of it.