Rushing to politicize tragedy is never a good idea
Gunman James Hodgkison, a Bernie Sanders supporter, opened fire on GOP lawmakers as they practiced for the annual Congressional baseball game Wednesday morning. He shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), two Congressional aides, and two members of the Capitol Police force were also shot. Scalise remains in critical condition.
Rather than reflect on how we landed at this juncture, these individuals rolled out the gun control mantra.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe used his press conference to preach about gun control:
And of course, Governor Terry McAuliffe goes for more gun control as Republicans attacked say they had only baseball bats 2 defend selves
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 14, 2017
VA Gov Terry McAuliffe talking about gun control. "Too many guns," he says.
A GUN STOPPED THE SHOOTER. My God.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 14, 2017
David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, probably had the worst:
No background checks
No permit req’d for concealed carry of long guns
Open carry long guns & handguns
— David Frum (@davidfrum) June 14, 2017
Stephen Gutowski from the Washington Free Beacon quickly corrected Frum’s lies:
Leftists like to point out the NRA during these incidents:
Scalise took over $7000 from the @NRA last election cycle.
I hope he's ok and that this event changes his mind on gun control. https://t.co/sYpUczjqcm
— Dr Steven Buckley (@StevenJCBuckley) June 14, 2017
Gun control is more important than showing respect and love:
Others chose to blame the Republicans:
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) June 14, 2017
*Congressman gets shot*
GOP: We gotta make sure this never happens again.
Us: Gun control legislation?
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 14, 2017
Some hope Scalise has scars and lifelong injuries because of who he is:
Tie it into health care to bash Republicans:
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