On Thursday, Senate Democrats backed President Obama’s play and used the recent shooting in Oregon to clamor for more anti-Second Amendment laws. These Democrat lawmakers gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to assert the supposed need for increased gun control laws that undermine the Second Amendment protections of millions of Americans.
However, predictably, while espousing the need to limit the ability of law-abiding Americans to protect themselves with guns, these shameless politicians did so while under the dutiful protection of armed guards.
The U.S Capitol police joined with the usual array of armed officers patrolling the Capitol grounds on Thursday as the event would host a larger-than-normal amount of lawmakers in one central location- about 27 Democrat senators in all.
Of course, the Capitol police did not rely upon stern looks to enforce safety; the police who were tasked with protecting lives were equipped with sidearms- sidearms that likely contained “high-capacity” magazines.
The senators announced support for unconstitutional gun control measures that would hinge on increased background checks. However, none explained what such background checks would do to keep shootings like the recent tragedy in Oregon from happening.
The UCC shooter obtained his firearms legally and without any apparent history of mental illness or of criminality, the shooter passed background checks to obtain his weaponry.
The vast majority of mass-shootings are perpetrated by a deranged shooter that either passed background checks legally to obtain his weapons or, as in the case of the Sandy Hook shooter, stole the weapons used.
In either case, background checks are not only flat-out unconstitutional, they are only hurdles to be cleared by law-abiding citizens who wish to obtain their firearms legally.
The senators mindlessly parroted the president’s call for increased gun control.
“We are asking, as the president said, to make their voices heard,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York. “We expect there will be a groundswell.”
“Once that groundswell is heard, we will draft legislation in line with these principles and then at the right time we will make sure there is a vote on the floor using all the procedural means that we can,” he said.
However, Sen. Schumer might be in for a long wait as Americans continue to reject gun control measures and support for the concept remains remarkably low.
On Friday, President Obama appeared in Roseburg, Oregon, the setting for the recent shooting at UCC, where he was met by hundreds of protesters who angrily reminded him that he was not welcomed in their town.
While there, the president was carefully guarded by Secret Service agents and hundreds of police personnel- all of whom were armed with firearms for the president’s safety.