Biden's call for gun control smacked down by reality

Biden's call for gun control smacked down by reality
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President Joe Biden, like many gun control advocates, wasted no time at all in calling for Congress to enact new legislation in the wake of the latest shooting in Sacramento. In their minds, another mass shooting could only mean gun control was needed and needed swiftly.

However, as we now know, reality slapped the president in the face.

In the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting in Sacramento, California, that killed six and injured 15, President Joe Biden echoed a familiar sentiment among Democrats: “We must do more than mourn; we must act.”

Of course, Biden was specifically calling for further restrictions on Americans’ second amendment rights as an answer to the country’s ongoing surge in violent crime.

“We also continue to call on Congress to act,” the president said in a statement. “Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability.”

But new revelations from law enforcement quickly discredited Democrats’ broad claims that gun regulations would have prevented the deadly incident. Instead, it appeared that, if anything, a tougher stance from law enforcement was due.

First, news broke that one of the suspects in the shooting, 27-year-old Smiley Martin, is a dangerous career criminal who was granted early release from prison only weeks before the shootout occurred — in spite of pleading and warning from the county’s district attorney. The other suspect, 26-year-old Dandrae Martin, also has a criminal record.

Then on Wednesday, police in Sacramento reported that at least five suspects and “two groups of men” were involved in the shooting. They added that it had become “increasingly clear that gang violence is at the center of this tragedy.”

See, this is what they get for jumping and calling for regulations before we know anything.

Don’t get me wrong, even if this had been exactly what Biden and his crowd thought it was, I’d still oppose gun control, but at least we’d be looking at things that had some degree of bearing on what happened.

Instead, we get the same blanket pronouncements and the advancement of still more gun control policies that have been on the table for a while–all of which exist in California, it should be noted.

Biden and others pushed that narrative, confident that it wouldn’t be challenged, which was idiotic. This is California, which has all the gun control laws they’re talking about, and what good did it do?

I mean, one of the shooters had a weapon that was illegally modified to be full-auto–that violates federal law as well.

Didn’t help, now did it?

Time and time again, gun control jihadists do this. They jump at the opportunity to push their agenda without waiting for all the facts.

Usually, they screw up things like calling for an assault weapon ban, saying how it’s needed to stop a mass shooting like the one that just transpired, only for us to learn the shooter used a handgun. Things like that.

This time, though, it’s not even a mass shooting as we tend to think of it. It was gang warfare and at least one of the shooters was free because of policies explicitly backed by Democrats.

It’s kind of hard to make pronouncements about how Republicans are making people unsafe when one of the alleged killers is only free because of Democrats.

President Biden would have done well to simply offer his sympathies to the families of those killed, then said we need to wait and learn exactly what happened before we try and figure out how to address it. However, that’s not his MO and it never has been.

Which is why reality treated Biden like he was Chris Rock and he’d just joked about Reality’s wife’s hair.