Over the weekend, we marked the four-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. That incident, one in which a self-professed Islamic terrorist sought to slaughter those who looked at less than human, was one of many cases where anti-gun officials started screaming for gun control before the facts were in.
All kinds of stupid flowed from the mouths of the anti-gunners.
Now, with the anniversary upon us, we shouldn’t have been surprised to see someone like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi start spewing the same message all over again.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday renewed her call for gun control measures to mark the four-year anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
She noted that the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and the Enhanced Background Checks Act, 470 days ago and the Senate has not held a vote.
“The men and women murdered at Pulse were there to enjoy an evening of music, dancing and celebration in a place of safety and solidarity; they had the right to live free from the fear of gun violence and hate,” she said in a statement.
Pelosi urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) to “listen to the will of the American people, end his partisan obstruction and finally bring H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 up for a vote.”
“As we take time to remember those we’ve lost, we must never back away from our mission to safeguard our communities and end the horrors of gun violence once and for all,” she said.
She’s pushing gun control at the same time people are losing their businesses and even their lives because rampaging mobs are burning them out. She’s pushing gun control at a time when riots are almost everywhere and we can’t even trust the media to report them as such. People are genuinely scared.
Especially since these riots come after months of being locked down in our own homes, being told that going out to do pretty much anything other than the essentials–by the government’s definition of “essential,” mind you–could result in family members being killed by a deadly disease. Millions of Americans could see how badly that could go, so they bought guns. Still others looked at the impact such a lockdown would have on the economy and recognized that increased crime was a possibility, so they bought guns.
Now, we have Nancy Pelosi using a four-year-old tragedy to try and push for gun control at a time when Americans are clamoring for all the guns they can get.
Talk about tone-deaf.
People are desperate to protect themselves, including many in the LGBT community, and her thought is to try and capitalize on a tragedy in the past to push an agenda that likely isn’t nearly as popular as it might have been a few months ago? Sure, commemorate those killed. What happened to them never should have happened, but it wasn’t guns that were responsible for what happened. It was hatred from an ideology that Pelosi’s party routinely supports in various ways, an ideology apparently espoused by a couple of Pelosi’s colleagues in Congress.
So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that she blamed guns for this. She sure as hell wasn’t going to blame radical Islam for it.