In the wake of any mass shooting, there are renewed calls for gun control by various Democrats. That certainly happened in the wake of Buffalo.
The difference was that while there were calls, most came to recognize that not much was going to happen. After all, New York’s gun control laws failed miserably, so why should GOP lawmakers anger their constituents by voting for more laws?
But now, there’s a mass shooting in gun-loving Texas, and now Democrats are on the warpath.
Democrats rushed to capitalize on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday to demand gun control measures and attack Republicans.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott identified the deceased suspect as [killer’s name redacted], 18, who had a handgun and possibly a rifle when he opened fire at Robb Elementary School, killing 18 students and one teacher, according to Abbott. Two police officers were shot and wounded but were expected to survive, the governor said.
Prominent Democrats immediately blamed Republicans for the shooting, with at least one hurling profanities at multiple Republicans.
“F— your prayers. They haven’t worked for the last 20 mass shootings how about passing laws that will stop these killings,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., tweeted at Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Funny how Gallego fails to mention how little red flag laws did to stop the Buffalo shooter or how little California’s strict gun control laws did to stop one of the Sacramento shooters from having a fully-automatic handgun.
See, when it was a bunch of black adults in a gun-controlled state, Democrats gave it some lip service.
Now that it’s Hispanic kids in Texas, a pro-gun state, they’re tripping over themselves to pretend that gun control can actually stop these shootings.
Of course, we had Sacramento and Laguna woods in California to go along with Buffalo and the New York City subway attack, all in anti-gun states and all of the laws remotely being considered at the federal level, none of which did anything.
But Gallego wasn’t through being vulgar in his attacks, nor was he alone.
Gallego also tweeted at Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: “Just to be clear f— you @tedcruz you f—ing baby killer.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., also was quick to blame Republicans.
“There is no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place,” she wrote on Twitter. “It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end.”
Here’s the problem with that argument. All of this is predicated on pro-gun people actually believing these laws will do what proponents claim. We don’t, though.
As noted above, four high-profile shootings in anti-gun states, but now, suddenly, we’re supposed to just believe that gun control can save the day?
Sorry, but no. That’s simply not true.
Yet anti-gun Democrats won’t even try to understand that. They don’t get that these are our civil rights we’re talking about here. They simply don’t care.
And it’s why we’re never going to see action on anything that might actually make a difference.