Democrats Use Boulder Tragedy to Push Gun Control Agenda
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden appealed to Congress to approve new gun control legislation. This comes after the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado this week left 10 dead. Immediately after the incident, Democrats use the tragedy to push their gun control agenda.
The president said he didn’t want to wait any longer to do something regarding gun violence. He appealed to both the House and the Senate to enforce a ban on “assault weapons,” similar to what Biden did when he was still serving as a senator.
The president noted that he managed to do this as a senator. Biden claimed that it brought down the number of mass shootings as a result. He added that if they pass new measures, this can happen again.
The shooting happened in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. According to authorities, 10 people were killed, including a police officer. Law enforcement eventually managed to apprehend the gunman, who only suffered a few injuries.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold commends “heroic action” of Police Officer Eric Talley, who was fatally shot after being the first officer to arrive on the scene of deadly grocery store shooting. https://t.co/Wlv0hSVmZT pic.twitter.com/fszdOta7YV
— ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2021
Democrats Use Recent Shooting As Leverage to Push for Gun Control Measures
However, even before details regarding the shooting in Boulder became clear, Democrats had already used it to advance their agenda surrounding gun control.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.), who is known to be one of the most vocal advocates of gun control in Congress, mentioned that the country should use the recent shooting in Boulder to take its stand regarding gun violence.
Murphy said that the time to make a stand is now. He added that their movement for gun control has become stronger, thanks to both the president and Congress backing gun control measures.
This is the moment to make our stand. NOW.
Today, our movement is stronger than the gun lobby. They are weak. We are potent.
Finally, a President and a Congress that supports gun reform.
No more Newtowns. No more Parklands. No more Boulders.
Now – we make our stand.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 23, 2021
On the other hand, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said that Congress members would push to approve gun control measures following the Boulder, Colorado, shooting.
Schumer noted that they are observing the situation at Boulder. He added that the Senate will push through with creating legislation that will help stop “the epidemic of gun violence.”
A Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) lamented about the recent shooting and said that the only proper response to it is gun reform laws.
As horrifying reports continue to emerge from Colorado, my heart is with the victims, their families, and the Boulder community.
Once again, a gunman has turned a public space into a site of tragedy.
We don’t have to live in fear like this. We must pass commonsense gun reforms. https://t.co/mnykteLyi6
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 23, 2021
Schiff stated that another person has turned a public area into a place where tragedy had happened. Using the recent incident as leverage, he said that people do not “have to live in fear” and that they must approve “commonsense gun reforms.”
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also released a statement regarding the tragedy and gun control. She also described gun violence as an “epidemic” that the country is facing. Pelosi said that they need to act now, noting that the Boulder shooting happened less than a week after another massacre in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Irony of Gun Control
Those who back gun control measures say that even if legislation manages to restrict the people’s Second Amendment rights, it will not be enough to stop gun violence. Despite this admission, Biden and prominent Democrats are still eager to pursue gun control. This comes especially as they have control in both the White House and Congress.
In the House of Representatives, Democratic lawmakers have already approved two bills related to firearms. Both measures focus on enhancing background checks of those trying to procure firearms. Democrats claim that these measures can stop atrocities like the incidents in Boulder and Atlanta.
As it stands, the filibuster is a roadblock that Democratic lawmakers need to face in terms of unilaterally passing measures they want to approve. Apart from that, the public support for passing gun control measures has reached a low in years in 2020.
If he had to prove all of his claims, like being at the head of his class, he’d shut up. Or maybe he wouldn’t…after all he has dementia…
Of course he is! This is probably a planned attack to get gun control!!
Cause: Blame the gun ??? Why not look at the shooters name,and not the name of an inanimate object of the gun…make your own decisions…
First, Adam Schiff has no heart, so his words are empty
Second, the store was a no gun store, so the criminal with a gun went for I resisted shooting
Third, the fbi knew the guy – so when the heck is the fbi going to get out of politics and return to the job they were hired for?
Fourth, where is all the hoopla about this SYRIAN criminal that came in with the B Hussein Obama free pass program for immigrants?
Fifth, why isn’t this being classified as a hate crime?
Six, it is ANOTHER shot at stirring up emotions to the level where the uninformed will swallow Biden’s garbage
Shouldn’t that headline read “push for enslavement.”
Banning these guns will not stop these kinds of shootings it will just slow law abiding citizens down from buying guns to protect themselves from the criminals who don’t buy their guns legally anyway they buy them by any means they can.
When are these IMBECILE DEMOCRATS going to try CRAZY_- schizophrenic, manic depressive , bi-polarr, Aspergers , self medicated induced drug user CONTROL ?
Can “anyone” say MENTAL HEALTH??????
I own about 40 weapons….and not one dam one of them have gotten up….loaded themselves……got in my car and drove to a populated area…..and shot……..anyone!!!!!!
A crazed person finds a gun, or buys one illegally……then does the crime……NOT THE WEAPON……the “crazy person that has mental issues!!!!
yep let’s just forget that this was a syrian immigrant/terrorist and continue to open our borders and focus on illegally removing our 2nd ammendment right, because we all know that sane law abiding citizens go on mass murder shooting sprees…smh
Ban immigrants from Syria. If 18 years ago we had stronger immigration laws, he wouldn’t be in the country in the first place.
Plus, how did he get the weapon? I’d he a citizen? Third, was he high. It did happen in Colorado, a state with legal weed…this will never be reported.
Using this tragedy for political gain is sickening. Democrats are seriously so far left, they are past socialist and even communist…I don’t think there is a single American in the Democratic Party…they can all go to hell.
Amen to that
You do a way with immigration laws you’re going to have more shootings,Biden is crazy for opening the border to all these people to come in.I fill sorry for all the kids coming to the border but they didn’t the trip by their self’s, they had help.Let the border go back the way it was when Trump was President send them back to Mexico let come in a few at a time. Or send them back to their own country. The only reason the Democrats want them to pour in so they can more illegal votes. I still Biden didn’t win legally,the only reason that Harris is in there is so she can push Biden out so she can be President. The only way you’re going to stop these shootings is find a way to take the guns away from the criminals. I’m very sorry about the people in Colorado and Atlanta my heart goes out to them,but you can’t take the guns away from the law biding citizens. Then there would only be the Police and criminals would have the guns then we would have a mess.
This will be the end of democratic control anywhere. They are signing their own destiny. The Republican party will rule again and all of this bullsh*t will be over. Biden is merely a puppet on the strings of Pelosi and Harris, they are hoping the old man will stroke out so they can take over.
First of all guns don’t kill people, people use guns to kill people. If that were so then spoons makes ya fat .
They can ban them all they want I won’t comply and neither will millions of others if Biden wants a revolution he will get one if he tries this .
As far as the Boulder Colorado shooter goes I hope they raided his apartment checked his computer, whatever,to see if he was part of a terrorist cell…. and why did it take so long to release his name …. God bless the families of those victims !!!
“Mere coincidence” that there has been an increase in incidents since the election ?
I have a great idea to stop all of the gun deaths, we should pass a law saying it is a crime to murder someone!
Rosco, above, is so typical of the gun nuts. This shooter came to the U.S.with his family during the Bush Administration and not the Obama Administration. Too bad Rosco can’t read and doesn’t know even recent history. Roscoe is blinded by his racist hate. Large magazines and assault rifles have no business in the hands of the general public. What do hunters do with these weapons. The blow away the game, smashing it into pieces just for the blood lust. I remember watching two hunters killing a black bear walking across a snowy hillside from several hundred yards. It took them several rounds to kill the bear as it tumbled down the mountain. If it had any cubs, they probably starved to death. I would guess they just left the bear there because they couldn’t retrieve the carcass. What pleasure these “hunters” got from this senseless killing. If you want to shoot a weapon, go to a target range and see how well you can shoot at a paper target. Of course you will not be able to satisfy your blood lust. Roscoe, why don’t you just send a sympathy card to the families of each of the ten dead and explain to them that guns had nothing to do with their dead family member.
HAS ANYONE NOTICED HOW THE SHOOTING’S GO WILD WHEN DEMOCRATS ARE IN CONTROL????
DEMS ARE PROBABLY PAYING NUTS TO SHOOT UP THE WORLD TO FURTHER THERE AGENDA!!!
#STOP GUN CONTROL.
#VOTE DEMORATS OUT
#TERM LIMITS FOR EVERY CIVIL SEVRANT JOB
Every time there is a shooting they use sympathy to try to pass illegal acts. They need to read the Constitution and Bill of Rights not just play the sympathy card it is like they use the race card every time there is a problem there. Enough of the Socialist left. If they do not like it here then leave more space for the rest of us.
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