Missouri Dems Hope Voters Will Help Push Anti-Gun Agenda

Missouri isn't a gun control state by any stretch of the imagination. I mean, they've tried nullifying existing federal gun control laws, not just new ones that might come down the line.


So it's not surprising that while the Kansas City parade shooting has put gun control back in the spotlight, there's absolutely no chance of the Show Me State showing anti-gun efforts any love at all.

That's a good thing.

But for anti-gun Democrats, that's a problem. What's more, they have absolutely no hope in hell of actually doing anything, so they're trying to enlist voters to help push their agenda forward.

Democrats in the Missouri House renewed their call for tougher gun laws Monday in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade.

But, with Republicans holding a supermajority in both the House and Senate, the demands made in an announcement on the steps of the Capitol are aimed more at voters in November than on their GOP colleagues in the building.

“As a super-minority party there isn’t a lot we can do when it comes to policy. We can get loud and draw attention to this. Absolutely, voters need to hold these folks accountable,” said House Minority Leader Crystal Quade, D-Springfield, who is running for governor.

“We all know how this is going to play out. Over the next few weeks we’re going to cause as much chaos as we can to draw attention to this,” Quade added.

They're going to cause as much chaos as they can.

That seems like a sensible, mature response to not getting your way. Quade is basically taking political cues from every toddler meltdown in a grocery store he's ever seen. Good job.

And people elected this clown?

Look, there's a lot still left to understand about the Kansas City shooting. In fact, the lack of information being released is becoming a story all on its own


Yet without that information, should anyone be tripping over themselves to try and talk about legislation anyway? As it stands, these dipsticks would pass laws against assault weapons only to find out the killer used a handgun. They'd raise the age on long gun purchases only to learn later than the killer was 16.

We already know they're juveniles, which is the official cover for not releasing any information at all. I'm fine with their names not being public, mind you--I've advocated for that approach for some time--but we still don't know literally anything else, either.

So how can you craft a law to prevent something like this when we don't even know what series of events led to something like this?

The short answer is that you can't. What's more, Quade knows it. He just wants to use Kansas City as a pretext for literally everything else anti-gun Democrats want to pass but aren't allowed to because they're incredibly outnumbered.

However, Quade's call for the voters to step up and help them ignores the fact that this legislature was elected by those voters. They don't want Democrats to run the table on gun control or anything else. They're not interested in Quade's anti-gun efforts.

He can make the call if he likes. He just shouldn't be surprised when no one answers.

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