And so it begins. Most Americans accustomed to national headline grabbing mass shooting incidents are now used to it. The event kills/maims dozens of people, and just like clockwork, Democrats both in government and not call for greater gun control, as if making weapons illegal actually stops a shooter from pulling a trigger, or prevents the establishment of a black market for the product.
On Monday, the moonbats didn’t waste any time despite the reports that the gunman in Vegas used very expensive semi and fully automatic rifles that are not regularly in the general public’s arsenals.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy issued a statement Monday morning claiming that “the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference.” Murphy demanded Congress “get off its ass and do something” following the shooting.
“Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter. “We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.”
Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 2, 2017
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again,” Clinton wrote.
Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
“It is long past time for Congress to take action on gun safety to save innocent lives,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wrote on Twitter.
It is long past time for Congress to take action on gun safety to save innocent lives.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 2, 2017
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey demanded Congress “close the gun show loophole” in response to the shooting. (There’s no evidence at this time that Paddock bought his weapons at a gun show.)
More of the same can be found at The Daily Caller.
There are too many unanswered questions surrounding the shooting in Las Vegas on the first day to conclude that the initial impression of the gunman being a lone wolf who snapped is correct. The fact is, that this was a well planned, very expensive operation considering the cost of the weapons and the hotel room on Country Music Festival weekend. This is not at all like the attempted assassination of several congresscritters on a baseball field.
This was different, and several Islam and street thug related groups took credit. That usually does not happen.
As for stopping gun violence, perhaps the answer is to teach respect for human life more often.