Isn’t this ironic? What’s the message these Senate Democrats are trying to send? Do they want more gun controls because they actually care about protecting people, including women and children?
That’s not the message that I’m getting. What I’m getting is that guns are solely for protecting the elite. Guns are not for us commoners. We’re not important or responsible enough. Our job is to hold our hands up in a desperate plea to the government for security as a toddler holds up his arms to his mother or father.
Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws.
The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail paroling the Capitol ground due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to an officer on the scene.
About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.
They announced a set of priorities for combating gun violence, which centered on measures to expand and strengthen background checks for gun purchasers.
They echoed calls by President Obama following the mass shooting last week at a community college in Oregon in which he urged Americans to put pressure on lawmakers to take action to stop the scourge of gun violence in the country.
“We are asking, as the president said, to make their voices heard,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, “We expect there will be a groundswell.”
Their message is clear. The State is there to keep us safe. If their rules on obtaining and possessing self-defense weapons end up costing many more lives, that’s a sacrifice these lawmakers are willing to make for the “common good.” You’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
It’s been mentioned time and time again that instituting more gun controls like universal background checks, closing the so-called “gun show loophole,” even interfacing NICS with a mental health database, wouldn’t prevent mass shootings from happening. It wouldn’t prevent violent crime. All those laws would do is further erode citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights.