In the Democrat race to the microphones and cameras following the shooting in Las Vegas and the chance to be “the first” to come out strong against the NRA and attack the 2nd Amendment, Hillary Clinton chose twitter.
Pelosi, benefiting from having actually won her last election at the hands of her leftist anti-Constitution constituency, had the advantage of having an official position and utilized it to pander by letter, in an “official capacity,” sending a letter to her fellow leftie, Speaker of the House Ryan.
She hit on the usual anti-American talking points of the left, equating the 2nd Amendment with black thuggery in “gun free” zones like Chicago. She claims that there has been one mass shooting per day in the US in 2017, perhaps being, as with everything else, far too liberal in her definition of a mass shooting.
She claims Congress has a moral duty, not to uphold the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment, but to implement knee-jerk reactions in the face of the ubiquitous “epidemic of gun violence.” It’s an epidemic of inner city thuggery that the Democrats continue to enable and nurture.
Not only does she want to make the infringement on the 2nd Amendment stronger, through more stringent background checks that would accomplish absolutely nothing from a criminal perspective, but she called on Ryan to impanel a Select Committee on Gun Violence.
It’s essentially a false front for gun grabbers, where they are able to hind behind the illusion that bi-partisan equals fair, reasonable and right. It means only that crooks from both sides agreed to attack us together.
She dug her heels into the backs of the victims of the Las Vegas attack, claiming that her words of comfort to their families would ring hollow unless we give up our guns in some sort of perverted “honor” to those who were killed.
Her pandering pitch for a unified attack on the American people, the Constitution, our inalienable rights and the Second Amendment is below:
“Dear Mr. Speaker:
The epidemic of gun violence in our country continues to challenge the conscience of our nation.
Today, our nation woke up to news of the worst mass shooting in our history, claiming the lives of at least 58 innocent men and women in Las Vegas. Nearly 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns with 273 mass shootings in 2017 – one for each day of the year. On average, more than 90 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every day, a daily toll of heartbreak and tragedy in communities across America.
Congress has a moral duty to address this horrific and heartbreaking epidemic. Charged with the solemn duty to protect and defend the American people, we must respond to these tragedies with courage, unity and decisive action.
First, Congress must pass the bipartisan King-Thompson legislation to strengthen the life-saving background checks that keep guns out of the wrong hands. But this is only a first step.
I urge you to create a Select Committee on Gun Violence to study and report back common sense legislation to help end this crisis. The bipartisan committee would make recommendations to prevent unspeakable tragedies such as the mass shooting in Las Vegas and to restore confidence in the safety of our communities.
Today is a day for prayer, mourning and love, but it must also be a day for action. As Members of Congress, our words of comfort to the families of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre will ring hollow unless we take long overdue action to ensure that no other family is forced to endure such an unimaginable tragedy.
Thank you for your solemn and swift consideration of this request.
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